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African leaders, UN, IMF, World Bank discuss Ebola

Ebola summit: Leaders of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone discuss crisis with UN, IBM, World Bank

African leaders, UN, IMF, World Bank discuss Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The leaders of three Ebola-stricken West African nations are meeting with heads of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to discuss the outbreak and what help they need to fight it.

Alpha Conde of Guinea, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone meet Thursday with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

The Ebola summit coincides with the fall meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington.

The countries, fighting an outbreak that has killed 3,800, are seeking additional treatment centers, protective equipment and money to pay health care workers. They also need financial help: The crisis has slowed their economies, drying up tax revenue and increasing health care spending.


Updated : 2021-04-20 22:54 GMT+08:00