Families of Liberian health workers killed by Ebola get $5G

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Liberia’s government has begun making payments to the families of health workers who died of Ebola in the world’s worst ever outbreak, an official said Thursday.

So far, 11 families have received $5,000 each, said Tolbert Nyenswah, who leads the government’s Ebola response; dozens more payments are in the works. Ebola has killed 180 health workers in the country, according to the World Health Organization.

The World Bank is providing the funding for the stipends, according to state radio.

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