U.N. Ebola Envoy, Coordinator Speak Out About Progress, Challenges In Guinea, Sierra Leone

The U.N. News Centre reports on recent comments from the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ebola David Nabarro and U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response Coordinator Anthony Banbury.

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. envoy says response must be sustained ‘until every last case is contained and treated’
“The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ebola, David Nabarro, appealed [Friday] for the global response to the deadly virus to be sustained ‘until every last case is contained and treated,’ as the United Nations health agency recommended more protective measures for health workers battling the disease on the frontlines of the outbreak…” (10/31).

U.N. News Centre: Citing progress in Guinea, U.N. Ebola response chief says disease ‘still very much a crisis’
“Visiting Guéckédou, Guinea, where the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is believed to have started, the United Nations envoy coordinating the massive global crisis response said that while there are now ‘basically zero’ cases in the town, the challenge will be to replicate the strategy to defeat the disease throughout the country and the wider region…” (11/1).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Ebola mission chief reports mixed picture in Sierra Leone, as victims outpace beds in Port Loko
“Witnessing yet again the challenging dynamics of the Ebola outbreak unfolding in West Africa, the United Nations envoy coordinating the global response visited Sierra Leone [Sunday], where he reported efforts to halt the virus in former hotspot Kenema are starting to pay off, while some 200 kilometers away, Port Loko is now ‘getting slammed’…” (11/2).

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