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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Sierra Leone health chief fired over handling of Ebola

Sierra Leone's Health Minister has been dismissed over her handling of the Ebola epidemic.

President Ernest Bai Koroma fired the minister, Miatta Kargbo, saying she was removed "to create a conducive environment for efficient and effective handling of the Ebola outbreak".

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma (pictured) has dismissed Health Minister Miatta Kargbo Credit: Reuters

She will be replaced by her deputy, Dr Abubakarr Fofanah.

The Ebola virus has killed more than 400 people in Sierra Leone since the outbreak took hold.

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