U.N. Reaffirms Commitment To Ebola Response, Sends Advance Team To Liberia

The U.N. News Centre reports on U.N. actions in response to the Ebola outbreak.

U.N. News Centre: U.N. General Assembly underlines ‘strong commitment’ to bolster response to Ebola outbreak
“As an Ebola outbreak of ‘unprecedented nature and scope’ continues its spread through Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the United Nations General Assembly [on Friday] underlined it strong commitment to responding to the emergency in a timely, effective and coordinated manner and to support the affected countries in tackling the virus…” (9/19).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: joint U.N. assessment response team heads to Liberia
“Hours after the United Nations decided to establish an emergency health mission to tackle the West African Ebola outbreak, a joint disaster team is heading to Liberia to assess the response to the virus, while a senior U.N. health official said that a vaccine could be ready by the end of this year…” (9/19).

U.N. News Centre: Ban launches U.N. Ebola response mission; advance teams to arrive in West Africa on Monday
“Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially established the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response and has instructed the advance teams for the first-of-its-kind operation to head to its base in Accra, Ghana, by Monday, 22 September…” (9/20).