World Bank Pledges $100M More for Ebola health workers

The World Bank said Thursday it was immediately Pledged$100 million to help in the deployment of more health workers to fight against the Ebola outbreak wreaking havoc in West Africa.
  According to United Nations estimation a 3 countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone need another 5,000 general medical, training and support crew in a entrance months.

There is need of 700-1,000 workers to provide patients in Ebola diagnosis centres, a World Bank said
“Recently world’s response to the Ebola crisis has increased significantly, but there is still large gap in getting enough trained health workers to the areas with the highest infection rates,” said World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
“We must urgently find ways to break any barriers to the deployment of more health workers.”
In early October, the Bank joined the World Health Organization and the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response to set a “70/70/60″ goal: to isolate and treat 70 percent of suspected Ebola cases in West Africa and safely bury 70 percent of the dead within the next 60 days.

Altogether, the Bank has marshalled some $500 million to help battle the disease as well as strengthen social services in the three countries over the medium term.
Of that amount, $117 million has already been disbursed.
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