WHO's next Africa chief is elected

November 5, 2014 12:45 PM

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COTONOU, Benin (AP) — As Ebola continues to burn its way through three West African countries, the World Health Organization on Wednesday elected its next Africa director, a doctor from Botswana who is a longtime veteran of the U.N. agency at a meeting in Benin.

In Sierra Leone, where the epidemic is currently particularly strong and where treatment centers need to be urgently built, one built by Britain was finally opening outside the capital Wednesday. The center in Kerry Town includes an 80-bed facility to be managed by Save The Children and a 12-bed uni...

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