Asia Must do More to Fight Ebola

Asia Must do More to Fight EbolaAsia Must do More to Fight Ebola

Asian countries are not contributing enough to the global effort to fight Ebola, despite having a wealth of trained medical personnel who could help stop the spread of the deadly virus, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said on Tuesday.

“Many countries in Asia who could help simply are not, especially when it comes to sending health workers,” Kim told a news conference in Seoul.

“I call on leaders across Asia to send their trained health professional teams to the three West African countries.”

Thousands of healthcare workers are needed to help combat the most deadly outbreak of Ebola since it was first recorded in 1976.