WAHO Calls For Regional Awareness Against Ebola
Staff of medical aid organization Doctors without Borders carry the body of a person killed by viral haemorrhagic fever, at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guinea. AFP/Getty Images

Director-General of West African Health Organisation (WAHO) Stanley Okolo has called for regional countries to stay alert with the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Okolo noted this on Monday in Banjul, adding that the organization has already sent in information to the countries to remain alert.

“This is a wake-up call on all member countries to always remain alert and prepared,” he said.
“We have also helped some of the countries in terms of support for monitoring travelers at borders, who are coming in from the DRC.”

WAHO liaison officers representing the regional countries are currently discussing health problems including disease surveillance and insufficient health care budgeting in Banjul ahead of the 19th Ordinary Assembly of ECOWAS Ministers on Tuesday, when key decisions will be adopted.

The latest data from the health ministry shows 53 cases of Ebola in the outbreak, including 37 confirmed, 13 probable and three suspected cases.