WHO appeals for funding to bridge Ebola-response gap

WHO appeals for funding to bridge Ebola-response gap

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United Nations, June 21: As the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief briefed Member States on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), he appealed for funding to bridge the Ebola-response gap.

The DRC’s outbreak will only end with bipartisan political cooperation and community ownership, according to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.After returning from a visit to the country, where he met with leaders from multiple sectors, he elaborated on the health response and flagged that it is facing a severe funding gap.

“After seeing the rapid response in Uganda, I can only urge the international community to continue to support the preparedness activities ongoing there and in neighbouring countries,” he said, observing that concrete investment there has saved lives “by controlling the spread of a dangerous pathogen”.(UNI)