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Defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone conference

The conference aims to get countries and other international donors to pledge beds, medical staff and money to help end Ebola in Sierra Leone.

The Defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone pledging conference will take place on Thursday 2 October at Lancaster House, London.

The conference will highlight the scale of the Ebola crisis, build on the outcomes and momentum from the UN General Assembly and look ahead to an EU donor conference for the wider West Africa region, provisionally planned for the end of October.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an unprecedented human tragedy. The UN has declared it a public health crisis requiring an urgent international response. Thousands of medical and support staff are needed and the UN has called for $1 billion in response.

At the request of the government of Sierra Leone and under the auspices of the UN, the UK is co-ordinating the international mission in Sierra Leone to control, contain and ultimately defeat Ebola.

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