West Africa Agrees on Ebola Response


West African countries have agreed to improve coordination across the region and to also establish a fund pool to which member countries will contribute in an effort to help fight the deadly Ebola virus.

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The World Health Organization provides protective gear to a hospital in Conakry.

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  • West Africa:  W. African Ebola Outbreak May Last Several Months - UN

    Voice of America, 3 July 2014

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  • Liberia:  Urgency for Total Involvement in Fight Against Ebola

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  • Liberia:  U.S. Donates to Ebola Response

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  • Gambia:  Ebola Sensitisation Campaign Reaches Foni

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