Sierra Leone’s Ebola efforts praised by WHO despite rising death toll

World Health Organisation says west African country’s capacity to combat epidemic is ‘strong and getting stronger’Sierra Leone is doing all the right things to fight the spread of Ebola and the prognosis is “actually very good”, according to the World Health Organisation.The verdict from Bruce Aylward, assistant director general in charge of emergencies at WHO, was unexpectedly optimistic in the face ofsoaring numbers of reported illness and deaths in the west African country. Continue reading...
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