UN Ebola coordinator to visit West Africa

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The public health expert coordinating U.N. efforts to fight Ebola says he's heading to Washington and then to West Africa to determine the best ways the world body can support affected people, communities and governments.

David Nabarro told a news conference Tuesday that he will have "intensive interactions" on Wednesday with the World Bank, experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and others before flying to Dakar, Senegal on Wednesday night.

Nabarro, who was appointed a week ago, said he will then travel to the four countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak — Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

He said there is a huge, unmet demand for health workers not only to care for Ebola patients but also to care for people with other conditions.

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