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World Bank, U.N. Officials Say Mixed Progress On Ebola In West Africa, But Improvements No Reason To Let Down Guard

News outlets report on comments from World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Anthony Banbury, head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), about mixed progress on Ebola in West Africa.

Reuters: World Bank chief sees mixed progress in West Africa Ebola battle
“The World Bank’s president on Wednesday reported mixed progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, pointing to encouraging signs in Liberia and a more worrisome trend in neighboring Sierra Leone…” (Kim/Munroe, 11/5).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. envoy warns against letting guard down, ‘even for a second’
“The U.N. envoy coordinating the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa said in the Liberian capital [Tuesday] that when national governments, partners, and communities work together, ‘dramatic improvement’ can be achieved, but cautioned against ‘even for a second [thinking] that everything is okay’…” (11/4).

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