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Cameron calls on EU to double Ebola funding

David Cameron has called for EU leaders to double their funding in the fight against Ebola to £800 million.

It comes after one of the doctors who discovered the virus, Professor Peter Piot, said the rest of Europe was not doing enough to tackle the epidemic.

Downing Street said the current total contribution from the EU was just £400 million.

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Banks pledge £154m to help stop the spread of Ebola

International banks have pledged $260m (£154m) in emergency loans for the three West African countries hit by the deadly Ebola virus.

Health workers at an Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone Credit: Reuters

The World Bank said it would provide as much as $200m (£118m) to help Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement: "The international community needs to act fast to contain and stop this Ebola outbreak."

African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka told Reuters his bank would immediately disburse funds to the three countries, whose systems are strained by the epidemic.

The worst outbreak of Ebola ever has killed nearly 900 people since it began in February.

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