20 Dec 2014
The Ebola virus disease remains a serious risk for all citizens of Guinea, and it will take everyone in the country to end the epidemic, according to the UN Secretary-General.
Ban Ki-moon was on Saturday in Guinea, as he continued his trip to the countries of West Africa worst hit by Ebola, where 6,900 deaths have been reported.
After meeting with the country’s President, Alpha Condé, the UN chief said the two men spoke about the worrisome situation in the forest region of Guinea where the rate of infection continues to grow.
They agreed on the need for a solid cross-border collaboration between Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to prevent new flares of the epidemic.
Mr Ban said he had “profound admiration” and was inspired by the thousands of women and men who have been dedicated to helping save lives.
Never before has it been so important to work together, he said, while assuring that the United Nations is there to support Guineans.
The Secretary-General is also expected on Saturday in Mali.
Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.