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Still not enough beds or health workers to meet Ebola needs

28th October 2014

AGI has revealed that unless more is done there could be a shortfall of over 6,000 Ebola beds in West Africa by December. 

Data collected over the last week also shows that almost half of the beds currently pledged by the international community have nobody to staff them - making an increase in health workers essential in the fight to contain and eliminate Ebola. AGI figures appeared in The Observer newspaper and were covered by Reuters with senior AGI staff also appearing on national TV news. 

AGI's Chief Executive Nick Thompson said:

"“The international community badly misjudged the impact of the Ebola epidemic in its first few months and is compounding that error by failing to act quickly enough now.”