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World Bank head pleads for Ebola volunteers

Published:Tuesday | October 28, 2014 | 1:03 PM
Jim Yong Kim - AP File

The president of the World Bank has made an emotional appeal for thousands of medical workers to volunteer and help contain the growing Ebola outbreak.

Jim Yong Kim was speaking during a visit to Ethiopia, where he accompanied UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon and African Union Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Kim says at least 5,000 medics and support staff are needed to beat the disease.

He says many potential recruits are too scared to travel to West Africa.

The current Ebola outbreak has infected more than 10,000 people and killed nearly 5,000.


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