UN & WHO Must Act Before Ebola Goes Global!

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UN Secretary-General to Visit Ebola Outbreak Epicenter in DRC

As United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is set to arrive at the epicenter of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on August 31, we urge Mr. Guterres to take the necessary steps to ensure an expedient end to the devastating year-long crisis that has left over 2,000 dead, as of August 28.
 
Dozens of frontline health workers have been injured or killed due to rampant attacks on outbreak response personnel, assets and facilities. UN security forces in-country must be fully empowered to strengthen and enforce the Security Council’s existing MONCUSO mandate to allow for broadened vaccination efforts and to ensure the safety of those risking their lives to deliver vaccines and treatment to DRC citizens and Ebola patients.
 
The African Union (AU) must also increase its contribution by bolstering its role in the response. We urge more transparency by informing the continent of actions being taken and of the real situation on the ground. There is no time or place for behind-the-scenes maneuvers when so many lives are at stake—both inside the DRC and within neighboring countries and regions.
 
We urge you to send a strong message to Secretary-General Guterres by signing this petition today. Take action now—help support those in the DRC and the billions threatened around the world!

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
1 year ago