Did Sierra Leone's Misplaced Ebola Funds Cause More Deaths?
An audit revealed Sierra Leone lost track of 30 percent of its funds to stop Ebola. Confirmed cases of the disease have spiked in the last few weeks.By Jill Ornitz | February 13, 2015
The fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has been severely hindered by bad bookkeeping, according to the country's national audit service.
The audit revealed that roughly 30 percent of the country's Ebola funds are unaccounted for — that translates to 5.7 million dollars. (Video via CCTV)
And the audit doesn't indicate much confidence in where that money has gone. It reads, "Monies that have been set aside for the purpose of combating the Ebola outbreak may have been used for unintended purposes, thereby slowing the government's response to eradicate the virus."