Mahama meets Ban Ki Moon at Flagstaff House over Ebola

Mahama Ban Ki Moon

President John Dramani Mahama will today grant audience to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, at the Flagstaff House.

The meeting which will centre on the Response to the Ebola Virus Disease in the sub-region, will precede a visit to the three affected countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, by the Secretary General.

Ghana has been a response hub of the deadly disease that has killed over 5000 people in West Africa.

The number of people killed by the Ebola virus has exceeded 6,900, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement Wednesday.

“A total of 18 603 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in five affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and the United States of America) and three previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal and Spain) in the seven days to 14 December (week 50). There have been 6915 reported deaths,” the WHO’s report said.

“Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and declining in Liberia. In Sierra Leone, there are signs the increase in incidence has slowed, and that incidence may no longer be increasing. The case fatality rate in the three intense-transmission countries among all cases for whom a definitive outcome is recorded is 70%,” it said.

source : starrfmonline.com