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Countries hit by Ebola need $700m to rebuild health systems

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3699 (Published 07 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3699
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The governments of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone face a health service funding shortfall of nearly $700m (£450m; €630m), the World Health Organization has said.

In advance of a donors’ conference on 9 and 10 July organised by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, the three governments have calculated how much funding they will need to rebuild their health systems up until the end of 2017. Guinea has budgeted for $1.18bn and still needs to raise $387m. Liberia has said it needs to raise $169.7m out of a total of $550m. And Sierra Leone still needs to raise $140m out of a total budget of $361m.

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