Emergency Meeting Ends with Agreement on Ebola Response

WHO called the Emergency Ministerial meeting on Ebola Virus Disease, held in Accra, and it ended July 3 with health ministers agreeing on priority actions to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The World Health Organization announced that a two-day Emergency Ministerial meeting on Ebola Virus Disease, held in Accra, concluded July 3 with health ministers agreeing on priority actions to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More than 750 cases and 445 deaths have been reported in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia since March 2014. The ministers' communiqué stated the current situation poses a serious threat to all countries in the region and beyond and called for immediate action.

Dr. Luis Sambo, WHO's regional director for Africa, said during the closing session, "We have adopted an inter-country strategy to tackle this outbreak. It's time for concrete action to put an end to the suffering and deaths caused by Ebola virus disease and prevent its further spread."

WHO will establish a Sub-Regional Control Center in Guinea to act as a coordinating unit. The priority actions for the affected countries include mobilizing community, religious, and political leaders to improve awareness and understanding of the disease; stronger surveillance; and organizing cross-border consultations to facilitate the exchange of information. The delegates urged partners to continue providing technical and financial support and to work with WHO to effectively coordinate the response.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus