16 Sep 2014
A health journalist estimates that a quarter of a million people could become affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by the time Christmas arrives this year. The global response to the crisis has been extremely poor. Rich countries are showing little interest in mounting an adequate response, while the World Health Organisation itself is guilty of ignoring the situation when the virus could have been contained in its early stages. Meanwhile Cuba is the only country in the world that is sending a large medical team - 165 healthcare workers - to assist with the crisis in West Africa.
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