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It is the world’s biggest ever Ebola outbreak, with the death toll surpassing 600 despite efforts by regional and international health experts to contain the epidemic.

At this week’s landmark medical conference in Accra, leading African doctor, Didier Mbayi Kangudie, accused the world’s biggest research institutes of failing to invest sufficiently in a vaccine for Ebola because it is really only prevalent in Africa.

The World Health Organization convened the meeting, which was attended by health ministers from 11 West African countries.

So the experts agreed to establish a fund to which member countries would contribute and from which they would draw money in common efforts to fight the Ebola virus, which is now considered to be “out of control.”

They also plan to co-ordinate their programs, and try to persuade their populations to abandon cultural practices that encourage the spread of the disease.

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