Slow Ebola response cost thousands of lives: MSF

March 23, 2015 12:10 AM

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Slow Ebola response cost thousands of lives: MSF

DAKAR, Mar 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The slow international response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak created an avoidable tragedy that cost thousands of lives, a leading medical charity said on the one year anniversary of the first confirmed case.

The world's worst Ebola epidemic has killed over 10,200 people in the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since March 2014 when it was first confirmed in the forest region of Guinea.

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