WHO Director General Calls For Political Cooperation, Increased Global Funding To Address Ebola In DRC
World Health Organization: WHO flags critical funding gap, calls for political parties to join fight against Ebola
“The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will only end with bipartisan political cooperation and community ownership, according to the World Health Organization’s Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. … ‘Political cooperation must come from across party lines and across borders,’ said Dr Tedros. ‘Bipartisan political leadership in DRC is the only way that communities will eventually understand the threat of Ebola and take ownership in ending the outbreak. Meanwhile, other countries have a global responsibility to support the dedicated health responders — from DRC, from across Africa, and across the world — who are bravely working to save lives…'” (Lindmeier, 6/19).