Ban to convene high-level meeting on Ebola Outbreak

Ban to convene high-level meeting on Ebola Outbreak

Ban to convene high-level meeting on Ebola Outbreak

(New York) – UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will convene a meeting of leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United Nations General Assembly to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The UN World Health Organization (WHO), meanwhile, said the number of cases topped 4,200, and reported that thousands of new cases are expected in Liberia over the coming three weeks.
“Conventional Ebola control interventions are not having an adequate impact in Liberia,” the WHO said in an update on Liberia, “though they appear to be working elsewhere in areas of limited transmission, most notably in Nigeria, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.” In a new update, WHO said that as of 6th September, 4,269 cases and 2,288 deaths have been reported in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In Nigeria, there have been 21 cases and 8 deaths. In Senegal, one case has been confirmed.
Meanwhile, at UN Headquarters, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Liberia, Karin Landgren, briefed the Security Council, warning that the Ebola crisis has become complex, with political, security, economic and social implications that will continue to affect the country well beyond the current medical emergency.
(Courtesy WAM)

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