How UNMEER is leading the fight against Ebola

Anthony Banbury, special representative of the secretary-general and head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response visits an Ebola treatment center run by the IFRC in Sierra Leone. Photo by: Ari Gaitanis / U.N.

With 8,235 deaths and more than 20,000 cases according to January statistics published by the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa has become one of the biggest health crises the world has ever faced.

Amid persistent logistical and communication challenges, the epidemic seems to be finally getting the attention it deserves. Humanitarian relief groups from all four corners of the world are coming together, supply chains for Ebola-related supplies are taking shape, crucial lessons learned about social mobilization are being applied, and innovative initiatives are burgeoning.

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