#Ebola Health Care Workers to Strike in Liberia


Liberian health care workers were set to strike Monday, outraged that 80% of them are being forced to go without adequate supplies to fight the Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 4,000 lives in West Africa.

“There needs to be a proper coordination of what is being donated by the international community,” George Williams, the Liberia Health Workers Association secretary-general told Bloomberg. “We’re hearing about millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money being donated and we appreciate every cent. But we need to see it at the health facilities.”

Liberia is one of countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, with 3,924 cases of the more than 8,000 total. Thousands of health care workers will stop treating patients Monday as part of the strike, Reuters reports, which could be devastating to the response.

Health care workers say they don’t have enough equipment to protect themselves and need an increase…

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