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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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Ghana to serve as UN base for Ebola supplies

Ghana will serve as a base for supplies to help countries struck by the Ebola outbreak, which has already killed 1,500 people.

The disease began in south-eastern Guinea and spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, with the first case reported in Senegal this week.

A statement from the Ghanaian presidency said President John Dramani Mahama had agreed for his country to be used as a base during a telephone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

"Using [Ghana's capital] Accra as the logistics and coordination centre would...open a vital corridor to get urgently needed supplies and health personnel into the affected countries and areas," the statement said.

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