ajunews Friday,29 September 2023

Guinea finalizes plan to eradicate Ebola by April 15

By Park Sae-jin Posted : March 30, 2015, 15:28 Updated : March 30, 2015, 15:28


Guinea's authorities in charge of eradication of Ebola epidemic are putting final touches on an interim plan to end the disease by April 15, an official source said.

The move comes after the initial plan, dubbed "Zero Ebola in 60 Days," that elapsed on March 10, 2015 failed to yield the desired results.

FodeTass Sylla, head of communication for the national body charged with fighting Ebola, said Sunday the interim plan aims to reinforce the intervention teams in Conakry and neighboring prefectures such as Coyah, Dubreka, Boffa, Kindia and Forecariah.

He acknowledged that targets set by the national team coordinating the fight against Ebola with its partners, such as the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders, through the "Zero Ebola in 60 Days" had not been met.

One of the reasons given for the "failure" was the resistance and misinformation in some localities.

By Ruchi Singh

© Aju Business Daily & www.ajunews.com Copyright: All materials on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the authorization from the Aju News Corporation.

기사 이미지 확대 보기