U.N. Ebola Official Says More Ebola Preparations Needed; WHO Calls Expert Meeting

News outlets report on the U.N. response to the Ebola outbreak, including a WHO meeting set for the beginning of September.

Agence France-Presse: U.N.’s top Ebola official wants preparations for ‘flareup’
“The United Nations’ new pointman on Ebola said Friday he was preparing for a possible flareup of the epidemic in West Africa…” (8/21).

U.N. News Centre: Humane world cannot let West Africa suffer ‘on such extraordinary scale’ — U.N. health chief
“The newly appointed United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola today began his visit to countries affected by the deadly disease, as the head of the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) appealed for ‘massive, coordinated and targeted assistance’ in the months ahead, saying ‘a humane world cannot let the people of West Africa suffer on such an extraordinary scale’…” (8/21).

RIA Novosti: World Health Organization to Convene Meeting on Ebola Treatment in Geneva on September 4-5
“The World Health Organization (WHO) will hold a meeting of experts in early September, who will discuss the possible methods of treating [the] Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the organization said in a statement…” (8/22).

Reuters: WHO says drawing up six-nine month strategy to combat Ebola
“The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it had drawn up a draft strategy plan to combat Ebola in West Africa over the next six to nine months, implying that it does not expect to halt the epidemic this year…” (Nebehay, 8/22).

Reuters: WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments
“The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it would convene talks early next month on potential treatments and vaccines to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa…” (8/22).

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