WHO Seeks Rapid Efforts Against Ebola: Addressing a meeting in Liberia, according to a press account, WHO's Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, has called for accelerated efforts to control the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the region. Dr Sambo stressed the need to step up implementation of key outbreak containment strategies, including community engagement and involvement, effective contact tracing, cross-border collaboration and effective coordination. He said: "The situation is quite serious and it should be addressed as an emergency."
Dr. Sambo also highlighted the need to strengthen social mobilization activities to raise awareness on Ebola within communities, as well as to enhance the protection of health workers, and to work with cross border collaboration.
Dr. Sambo reiterated WHO commitment to continue to work with the Government of Liberia and partners to mobilize adequate resources to address the Ebola epidemic, while commending health authorities for their efforts to control the outbreak. "I believe it is possible to stop the transmission and reduce the number of cases, but we still have a lot to do", he added.