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WHO, West African Nations Announce $100M Plan To Combat Ebola

News outlets report on the announcement of a $100 million plan to fight Ebola in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: African leaders to launch $100m Ebola battle plan
“The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the West African countries suffering the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak met in Guinea on Friday to launch a $100 million emergency response…” (Bah, 8/1).

New York Times: African Leaders and WHO Intensify Effort to Combat Ebola Virus
“The leaders of West African nations ravaged by the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus were set to meet on Friday with the head of the World Health Organization to introduce a $100 million plan to deploy hundreds more medical professionals in support of overstretched regional and international health workers…” (Nossiter/Cowell, 8/1).

Reuters: WHO launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola
“The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an ‘unprecedented’ outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the U.N. agency said on Thursday…” (Nebehay, 7/31).

WHO: WHO Director-General, West African presidents to launch intensified Ebola outbreak response plan
“…The Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan in West Africa identifies the need for several hundred more personnel to be deployed in affected countries to supplement overstretched treatment facilities. Hundreds of international aid workers, as well as 120-plus WHO staff, are already supporting national and regional response efforts. But more are urgently required…” (7/31).

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