West African Nations, U.N. Continue Efforts To Reach Zero Ebola Cases, Prevent Future Disease Outbreaks

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Sierra Leone announces disease control agency
“Sierra Leone announced Tuesday the launch of an infectious diseases prevention agency, saying it would convert its Ebola clinics into treatment and research units for some of the world’s deadliest viruses…” (Johnson, 2/10).

Associated Press: Liberia president calls for zero Ebola cases, vigilance
“Liberia’s president vowed Wednesday that the country would get to zero Ebola cases soon as the U.S. military announced it will be withdrawing most of its troops who have spent the last several months helping to battle the disease…” (Paye-Layleh, 2/11).

U.N. News Centre: Top U.N. development programme official starts West Africa visit focused on Ebola recovery
“The top United Nations development official, tasked by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to lead the organization’s system-wide Ebola-related recovery effort, [Wednesday] began a visit to West Africa, where a new study recommended better programs for women who have been disproportionately impacted by the disease…” (2/11).