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The president of the World Bank has made an emotional appeal for thousands of medical workers to volunteer and help contain the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Jim Yong Kim said at least 5,000 medics and support staff were needed to beat the disease.
Many potential recruits were too scared to travel to West Africa, he added.
The current Ebola outbreak has infected more than 10,000 people and killed nearly 5,000.
World Bank chief Mr Kim was speaking during a visit to Ethiopia, where he accompanied UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and African Union Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.