UNMEER Watch [to 17 January 2015]
:: UN envoy describes ‘sense of self-confidence’ among those battling Ebola outbreak
15 Jan 2015
The United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola today described a growing feeling of confidence among those responding to the outbreak in West Africa, but he warned that there is an absolute need to maintain focus, vigilance and discipline to ensure that the disease is wiped out.
:: Making a difference: Global Ebola Response Outlook Report 2015′
“A product of the Global Ebola Response Information Centre”
January 2015 :: 36 pages Posted on UNMEER website
– FOREWORD BY SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
– INTRODUCTION BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S SPECIAL ENVOY ON EBOLA DR. DAVID NABARRO
…Ebola has presented the world with an unprecedented challenge, and a unique opportunity. It has revealed flaws in our international and regional public health mechanisms, and the limited capacities within nations to deal with shocks. It has also drawn together an unprecedented coalition that, if it stays focused and committed, will help the Ebola-affected countries to tackle the outbreak and build back better health systems. It will contribute to systems that enable us to be safer and better off in the face of disease threats.
It is never easy to appreciate where we have come from and where we are headed when we are in the midst of a long and uncertain journey. This is especially the case when matters are as challenging and difficult as this Ebola outbreak. The following sections of this Outlook take us back to the beginning of the outbreak and provide perspectives from partners in the Global Ebola Response Coalition on their role, both now and going forward. I am grateful for their contributions and hope all readers will find the Outlook a useful resource as we work together on the 2015 phase of the response.
– PART ONE – FACING THE CRISIS
– PART TWO – BENDING THE CURVE
– PART THREE – THE ROAD TO ZERO
“The statements in this publication are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or the views of the United Nations or partners.”