West African Countries Outline strategies to Combat the Sweep of the Deadly Ebola Virus.

10th July 2014 Still on health from ThisDay Live, West African countries have outlined strategies to combat the sweep of the deadly Ebola virus. A 2 day meeting in capital of Ghana Accra saw parties involved resolve to  provide better surveillance to detect cases of the virus, enhance cross-border collaboration, better engagement with local communities and closer cooperation with the U.N. World Health Organization and other partners.

A suggestion to close borders was rejected, with Liberian Deputy Health Minister Bernice Dahn quoted as saying “There is no plan to close borders in a bid to prevent the spread of the disease but instead efforts at the border to educate people about risks should be stepped up. We believe that closing borders is not an option because we believe it would not work,”

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