Home > News > World
Saturday August 2, 2014 MYT 3:05:03 AM
Saturday August 2, 2014 MYT 3:05:59 AM
CONAKRY (Reuters) - West African leaders will implement tough measures to control the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan said after meeting three of them on Friday.
"The presidents recognise the serious nature of the Ebola outbreak in their countries. They are determined to take all the extraordinary measures to stop Ebola in their countries," Chan said at the conclusion of the talks in the Guinean capital Conakry.
She said the focus of action would be on the cross-border area where 70 percent of the more than 1,323 Ebola cases have been located. Chan also appealed to the wider world to provide more medical experts and funding to tackle the outbreak, which has killed 729 people so far.
(Reporting by Saliou Samb; Writing by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
Economic growth forecasts cut for Ebola-hit West African nations
End 'panic' measures undermining fight against Ebola - Ghana
Analysis - Ebola highlights slow progress in war on tropical diseases
Nigeria checking South African national as suspected Ebola case
Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
Arab Bank never backed Hamas, lawyer tells U.S. trial
Kurds issue call to arms as Islamic State gains in Syria
West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears
Egypt targets last bastion of Muslim Brotherhood dissent
Greek police, protesters clash during rally to mark rapper killing
Venezuelan cartoonist says fired for health satire
Denzel Washington, the durable actor
Ensure proper representation
Fit to train
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)