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Ebola vaccination is underway in Guinea to curb new outbreak
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West African countries ramp up Ebola preparedness

WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
World Health Organization
By WHO
ealth workers at Magbenteh Ebola Treatment Centre in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Ebola Sierra Leone.
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Vendors struggle with plummeting sales and rising cost of transporting goods to the market in West Point in Monrovia, Liberia, after the Ebola outbreak and quarantine took effect in the country.  Photo: UNDP/ Morgana Wingard
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Women harvesting rice in Carysburg, Liberia.  Photo: Panos/Aubrey Wade
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A volunteer disinfecting the hospital of Tahouay in Conakry, Guinea.  Photo: Afreecom/Idrissa Soumaré
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Girls in Voinjama, Liberia, look at a poster that displays information on Ebola.   Photo: UNICEF/Liberia/Jallanzo
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An artist’s impression of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.   Photo: www.grandmillenniumdam.net
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Trainee midwives demonstrating the childbirth process using a birth simulator in Kampala, Uganda.  Photo: UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi
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