10/30/2014 - 15:56 GMT
Ebola-hit west Africa is showing "the first tangible signs" that the deadly virus will be beaten, the US envoy to the UN said Thursday after touring the region.
Samantha Power said the international community must still do much more to fight a months-long epidemic that has claimed around 5,000 lives, almost all of them in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
"We stand at a historic juncture. We face the greatest public health crisis ever," Power told a gathering in Brussels sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States.