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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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MSF: Ebola fight 'will take six months'

It will take "about six months" to get the upper hand on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the president of health organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres has said.

Joanne Liu, president of Medecins Sans Frontieres. Credit: RTV

Joanne Liu told a news briefing in Geneva after a 10-day trip to the region: "If we don't stabilise Liberia, we will never stabilise the region.

"Over the next six months we should get the upper hand on the epidemic. This is my gut feeling," she said.

Liu added that the World Health Organisation "needs to take leadership" of the situation and said more experts were needed on the ground.

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