Progress Being Made Against Ebola But Vigilance Must Remain High, U.N. Says

Associated Press: U.N. says despite progress fight against Ebola is far from won
“Close to 1,000 new cases of Ebola were recorded in the last three weeks despite progress in combating the deadly disease and ‘the fight is far from won,’ the U.N. mission chief in West Africa said Tuesday…” (Lederer, 1/20).

GlobalPost: Is this the beginning of the end for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
“…Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, warned in a briefing paper last month that ‘the hotspots are constantly moving,’ and called for flexibility in the international aid response to the crisis…” (Conway-Smith, 1/20).

U.N. News Centre: ‘No room for complacency’ U.N. says, urging vigilance in Ebola fight as West Africa marks progress
“…Delivering remarks to an informal U.N. General Assembly meeting on Ebola [Tuesday], the Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] told a host of delegates and U.N. senior officials that his recent trip to West Africa convinced him that defeating the outbreak is ultimately possible but that the challenge remains in prevailing quickly and in minimizing overall suffering. This, he added, would demand ‘collective determination and clarity of focus’ by all international actors and national stakeholders…” (1/20).

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