Guinea: President Obama’s envoy reaffirms Washington's support to eradicate Ebola

Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - "The deadly Ebola virus disease will be eradicated by December if all stakeholders across the country are mobilized," Mrs Samanta Power, the special envoy of the US president Barack Obama, and permanent representative of the United States to the United Nations said on Sunday evening in Conakry, Guinea.

Mrs Power, who arrived here Sunday, expressed America's commitment to fight against the Ebola disease.

«We will be at your bedside, we will back you until the end of the epidemic," said Mrs Power, who met with members of the Ebola response coordination committee, the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the civil society to encourage them to make more efforts by strengthening their involvement in the fight to quickly eradicate the disease.

The US agency for international aid (USAID) had recently announced the release of US$ 100 million towards the fight against Ebola, which, according to the latest statistics released Saturday, had affected 1,656 people, killing 962 in Guinea.

However, the Ebola coordination committee said that 591 patients, or 40.5% have been declared treated, as 103 persons are hospitalized in the different transit and treatment centres across the country.

According to the Ebola response committee, the epidemic spread to the country in December last year.
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