Sierra Leone struggling in fight against Ebola because so many doctors and nurses have left to find jobs in Britain, report claims

Sierra Leone is struggling in its fight against Ebola because so many medics have left for jobs in Britain, it has been claimed, amid reports the country’s health centres are overflowing with victims.

The exodus of doctors and nurses to the UK and other wealthy countries left the West African state ‘woefully short’ of trained medical staff when the deadly virus struck, MPs have said.

It comes as the death toll from the epidemic increased to 6,915 out of 18,603 cases and as Sierra Leone authorities launched a fresh operation to contain the virus.

The Commons International Development Committee has said that a high proportion of the health professionals trained in Sierra Leone were now working in Britain.

The committee criticised the Department for International Development (Dfid) for initially underestimating the scale of the Ebola crisis and warned that the World Health Organisation’s systems for dealing with such emergencies were ‘dangerously inadequate’…

  • Exile1981

    Great picture, I notice the medical staff carrying the stretcher are in full gear but those guys right beside the hole have to protection.

  • Clausewitz

    But, but, but, according to the MSM this story is over with. I guess they’ve moved on with other issues to cover Obama’s ass from scrutiny.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure the wealthy muslim nations in the gulf including the cradle of islam Saudi Arabia will be sending billions of dollars and planes of medical staff there since the majority of people are muslim. After all they were active there already during the slave trade. But at least muslims can get health care in Canada without being subjected to the customs of those bastard Christians. According to Sun News the once Catholic hospital started by Grey Nuns, now the Ottawa General Hospital is stopping its nativity scene which was a tradition for many years because of complaints and discussion with other faith groups. They will have trees in the hospital but the administration assures us that they will be called “Holiday Trees”. I hope this is enough to make our muslim neighbours comfortable. “Happy Holidays”

  • Brett_McS

    The way to shut up open borders loons is to ask “why are you so keen that the best and brightest in the third world leave their native countries to work here? Isn’t that rather selfish of us?” The resultant stammering confusion is fun to watch.

  • simus1

    Ebola treatment must have more in common with running a sterile requisitioned slaughterhouse where one third of the throughput dies on its own and the other two thirds survive on blood transfusions and oral rehydration therapy if they can stand the torture going on inside them. The biggest obvious challenge is defeating the spread of infectious contamination carried within the ever present uncontrolled discharge of human waste from the unfortunate patients.
    While doctors and nurses must lead the fight, it seems more likely that incompetent and corrupt allocation of resources and training by the rulers in the host government is the biggest hurdle.