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Global Community Must Help Ebola-Affected West African Countries Strengthen Health Systems, U.N. Meeting Declares

U.N. News Centre: U.N. meeting urges critical improvements to health systems of Ebola-affected countries
“The international community must help Ebola-affected countries reboot their health systems so that they emerge from the current crisis more resilient and more focused on prevention efforts than ever before, a high-level meeting coordinated by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva heard [Friday]…” (12/12).

WHO: Health partners unite to build stronger systems for health in Ebola-affected countries
“… Participants of the meeting discussed the need to integrate all health services from clinical care to surveillance, health promotion, disease prevention and management, and palliative care. Given the movement of people across borders of the Ebola-affected countries, it will also be important to coordinate national health plans across borders and align surveillance systems…” (12/12).

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