11 African Health Ministers, WHO Officials Meet To Discuss Worst Ebola Outbreak In History

News outlets report on a WHO meeting called to discuss the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

Reuters: Fear, cash shortages hinder fight against Ebola outbreak
“West African states lack the resources to battle the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday…” (Kpodo, 7/2).

Reuters: Experimental Ebola drugs should be tried in Africa, disease expert says
“People at high risk of dying in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak should be offered experimental medicines to see if they work, despite the drugs being not fully tested, the head of an influential global health charity said…” (Kelland, 7/2).

U.N. News Centre: ‘Leave no stone unturned’ to halt Ebola’s rapid spread in West Africa, urges U.N. agency
“Urging health authorities in West African countries affected by the largest Ebola outbreak in history to ‘leave no stone unturned’ in their efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus, a United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) official [Wednesday] underscored the critical need to engage community, religious and opinion leaders in the region to be at the forefront of the response…” (7/2).

VOA News: African Health Ministers Meet to Address Ebola Outbreak
“Health ministers from 11 African nations are meeting Wednesday in Ghana to discuss how they should respond to the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola. The World Health Organization is leading the two-day conference in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, after announcing that 467 people have now died from Ebola in West Africa this year…” (7/2).

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