Humanitarian Health Action

Health in Nigeria - Ebola virus disease: encouraging signs

Ebola testing in safe laboratory

31 August 2014 --WHO issues a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in west Africa. The roadmap aims to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6-9 months while rapidly managing the consequences of any further international spread. It also recognises the need to address, in parallel, the outbreak’s broader socioeconomic impact. There have been 21 cases and 7 deaths of Ebola virus since today.