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World Bank Group helps Ebola stricken countries

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2015–The World Bank Group (WBG)  has announced that it will provide at least US$650 million during the next 12 to 18 months to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis and advance their longer-term development needs. The new WBG pledge brings the organization’s total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to date to US$1.62 billion.

Ebola Drug Aids Some in a Study in West Africa

For the first time, a drug is showing promising signs of effectiveness in Ebola patients participating in a study. The medicine, which interferes with the virus’s ability to copy itself, seems to have halved mortality
  • Published in Health
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