Nigerian President To Attend International Conference On Africa's Fight Against Ebola

by Shirley Johanna on  July 20, 2015 at 5:24 PM Tropical Disease News
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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to join African leaders and Heads of State at the International Conference on Africa's Fight Against Ebola in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 20th to 21st July 2015.
Nigerian President To Attend International Conference On Africa's Fight Against Ebola
Nigerian President To Attend International Conference On Africa's Fight Against Ebola

The conference is organized by the African Union Commission. The theme of the conference is "Africa Helping Africans in Reconstruction and Recovery from Ebola."

Ayo Adesugba, Director Press and Public Relations in the Federal Ministry of Health, said President Buhari who is scheduled to address the gathering, will be represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health Linus Awute.

The conference aims to bring together heads of government, ministers, experts, captains of industry and stakeholders to share experiences of their Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) containment and support efforts.

The major objective of the confab is to seek support for post-Ebola recovery and reconstruction in the region, especially for those countries that have been adversely affected by Ebola.

The World Health Organization certified Nigeria "Ebola Free" on October 20, 2014. It has been a reference point for successful Ebola containment response.

President Buhari is expected to share Nigeria's experience in EVD containment and the Country Response Plan against the unlikely event of another outbreak.

Source: Medindia

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