Brussels, 27 October 2014
The current Ebola outbreak is affecting the West Africa region: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and now Mali. By 23 October, there have been more than 10141 reported cases, including 4922 deaths from the disease, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease has already claimed the lives of more than 240 health workers.
What are the challenges and needs?
The Ebola epidemic presents major challenges related to transport, coordination, equipment, and the availability of trained medical staff.