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Statement by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at joint press conference on Ebola with Ghanaian Vice President H. E. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur (Inglês)

These remarks were delivered by the World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, at a joint press conference on Ebola with Ghanaian Vice President, H. E. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, in Accra, Ghana on October 30, 2014. Mr. Kim announces an additional $100 million dollars to speed up deployment of foreign health workers to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Health workers are needed to treat and care for patients, boost local health capacity, manage Ebola treatment centers, and resume essential health services for non-Ebola conditions. He estimates 5,000 foreign health workers are needed to fight Ebola. Mr. Kim concludes that a way to manage and train health workers for their rapid deployment to the affected areas is needed.




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