UN Says Ebola Threatens to Halt Liberian Economic Growth

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Liberia could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since its civil war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. According to the UNDP, Liberia was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show that the country’s growth could be going backwards in 2015.

The UNDP further disclosed that it is supporting the government and working with the Ministry of Health to ensure health workers are paid on time and to recruit thousands of community workers to identify Ebola cases. The UNDP has also provided the ministry with logistical support and other goods. This video report examines how the Ebola outbreak is impacting the Liberian economy. Credit: YouTube\UNDP/Yahoo News

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