U.N. scraps clinic contract as Ebola exposes Mali readiness gaps

November 16, 2014 10:42 AM

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U.N. scraps clinic contract as Ebola exposes Mali readiness gaps

DAKAR (Reuters) - The United Nations mission in Mali has canceled plans to renew a contract with a private clinic providing care to its peacekeepers after a case of Ebola was missed and spread from there.

This second Ebola alarm in Mali, coming just as it seemed to have contained its first case last month, raised doubts about the country's ability to protect itself from the epidemic that is ravaging three other states in West Africa. More than 5,000 people have died, almost all in Liberia, Sierra Leo...

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