SA to host SADC meeting over Ebola

FILE PIC: Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) put on protective gear at the isolation ward of Donka Hospital, on July 23, 2014 in Conakry, where a Liberian man is being treated for Ebola-like symptoms. Picture: AFP.

FILE PIC: Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) put on protective gear at the isolation ward of Donka Hospital, on July 23, 2014 in Conakry, where a Liberian man is being treated for Ebola-like symptoms. Picture: AFP.

South Africa will host the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers of health meeting on Ebola, the health department said on Wednesday.

The meeting would be held on Wednesday to deliberate on the state of readiness and develop an approach in response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, said spokesman Joe Maila.

“The meeting will bring together ministers of health and key stakeholders to build a consensus on appropriate strategic actions to prevent the spread of the ongoing Ebola [outbreak].”

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the World Health Organisation would also be part of the meeting.

– Sapa

 

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