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International community must “get ahead” of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

11 Nov 2014

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Anthony Banbury, Head of UNMEER, visited Guinea, one of the West African countries most affected by Ebola. UN Photo/Ari Gaitanis

The international community must “get ahead” of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa

According to the head of the UN Mission for Ebola Response Emergency Response (UNMEER).

Anthony Banbury, who is based in Ghana has recently toured the three most affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone where around 5000 people have died from the haemorrhagic virus.

Mr Banbury said more resources are needed to reach people who are in remote rural areas to which health workers don’t yet have access.

He’s been talking to Elizabeth Philip.

Duration:  4’55″