UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) taking a tour of a US medical facility in Monrovia, Liberia
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Ban Ki-moon visits West African countries hit by Ebola

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, is on a two-day visit to the West African countries worst hit by Ebola.

He praised the dedication of health workers in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Mr Ban promised the UN would continue its programme of assistance but warned that the disease could only be defeated if people maintained strict hygiene standards.

Ben Bland reports.

  • 20 Dec 2014
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