U.N. Czar Due to Arrive in West Africa
Monrovia (AFP) – The UN’s new pointman on Ebola was due to arrive in west Africa on Thursday for a visit aimed at shoring up health services in the region where at least 1,350 lives have been lost to the virus.
David Nabarro, a British physician appointed last week by UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon, said he would focus on “revitalising the health sectors” in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
“One of the major issues is that health sectors and health services in countries affected by Ebola have really suffered,” Nabarro told reporters in New York ahead of his trip.