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MSF Urges All To Rise, End Ebola In West Africa
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MSF Urges All To Rise, End Ebola In West Africa

MONROVIA, March 23 (LINA) - The medical charity Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said every single person who has come in contact with a person infected with Ebola must be identified as there is no room for mistakes at this stage of the crisis.

The MSF statement was made against the backdrop that a significant challenge remains ahead to declare an end to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed  more than 10,000 people in the three West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

In a release issued in Monrovia on Monday, the MSF observed that more efforts have to be exerted to bring the Ebola crisis to an end as the number of cases weekly in West Africa is still higher than in any previous outbreak.

According to the release, the MSF statement is part of a critical analysis of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa over the past year, revealing the shortcomings of the global response to the crisis as well as warning that the outbreak, despite an overall decline in cases, is not yet over.

“The trauma of Ebola has left people distrustful of health facilities, has left health workers demoralized and fearful of resuming services, and has left communities bereaved, impoverished and suspicious,” the release said.

The release also stated that the global failures have been brutally exposed in this epidemic and thousands of people have paid for it with their lives, adding “It is to everyone’s benefit that lessons be learned from this outbreak, from the weakness of health systems in developing countries, to the paralysis and sluggishness of international aid.”

LINA

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