Melbourne — The Ebola emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will require about three times more money than currently provided, the UN agency leading the public-health response says.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates $324m is needed to fund its response and preparedness in the Africa region over the next six months. Additional funds will be required to support other functions outside the WHO’s remit to help stop transmission of the deadly hemorrhagic virus, the Geneva-based agency said on Tuesday.

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