President Ernest Bai Koroma has expressed disappointment over the slow response from the international community to fight against the Ebola epidemic in the country.The President said he had spoken with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who has promised to act, yet nothing was forthcoming.
“We have not been provided with enough equipment, resources, qualified health officers, and we have lost the only expert we had in the country to the disease amidst the declaration of the international health emergency on Ebola,” he said.
The President was speaking during an unscheduled visit on Monday to the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Freetown.
The epidemic has claimed 254 lives in the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.
A total of 683 people have been infected since Sierra Leone recorded its first case in May, the ministry’s latest statistics indicated on Monday.
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