Fight against Ebola needs more speed – and cash

The official death toll from Ebola in Liberia is now around 1,500 people. However, the FT thinks that even these grim figures are “certainly a significant underestimate”, since the condition “is spreading outside the medical surveillance systems that have been put in place”.

The FT says “this is the most severe crisis to have hit Liberia and Sierra Leone since the civil wars in both countries drew to an end just over a decade ago”. As a result, “the world should be standing with the people of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea and helping their governments to establish [...]

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