U.N. Coordinator On Ebola Begins West Africa Trip To Address Outbreak Response

News outlets report on David Nabarro, the U.N. system coordinator on Ebola, who is traveling to West Africa this week to address issues surrounding the outbreak.

Agence France-Presse: U.N. Ebola czar visits West Africa after violent clashes
“The U.N.’s new pointman on Ebola was due to arrive in West Africa on Thursday for a visit aimed at shoring up health services in the region where at least 1,350 lives have been lost to the virus. … [David] Nabarro will travel to Monrovia, Freetown, Conakry, and Abuja as part of his overall mission to coordinate the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola…” (Dosso/Bah, 8/21).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. System Coordinator on Ebola dispels myths, pledges support for West Africa’s efforts to halt outbreak
“…Speaking to the U.N. News Centre before heading out on his first mission to West Africa, Dr. Nabarro, tasked with ensuring that the U.N. system makes an effective, coordinated contribution to the global effort to control the outbreak, touched on some critical issues — strengthening the health sectors in the affected countries, ensuring protection for frontline health workers, and tackling fear and stigma associated with Ebola — that the region’s governments, with the support of the United Nations family, will be grappling with in the coming days and weeks…” (8/20).