UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said he will embark on a trip today to Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone, the four African countries most affected by the deadly Ebola outbreak. Ban will also visit Ghana, where the headquarters of the first-ever UN emergency health mission on Ebola is located.
Accompanied by WHO Director General Margaret Chan, Ban said he wants to see for himself the response to the outbreak and "show my solidarity with those affected and urge even greater global action.
"Ebola responders are doing heroic work. Local communities and national governments are highly engaged. There has been an impressive outpouring of life-saving contributions from across Africa and across the world. The Ebola response strategy is working, and we are beginning to see improvements," he said adding that the international community should not ease up on its efforts. "As long as there is one case of Ebola, the risk remains. We must do everything we can to get to zero," he said. READ MORE OF THIS STORY