United Nations, Jan 22.- The United Nations asked for one billion dollars in order to complete resources needed for the first semester of 2015 to fight the Ebola epidemic in Western Africa.
According to Assistant Secretary General of the UN, Valerie Amos and the envoy for Ebola, David Nabarro, of the 1.5 billion dollars needed, already 500 million are available.
The money received in 2014 was destined to reduce new cases in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries most affected by the viral outbreak, they said in the Swiss city of Davos, where the World Economic Forum is held.
According to officials, the resources available allowed to attend patients in two thousand beds, the follow-up on the patients and doing secure burials, key elements to face the epidemic responsible for more than eight thousand 400 deaths anbd 21 thousand infected.
Work is yet not finished, because our target is to have zero new cases, and in that sense, there is still a long trek before us, they warned.
Amos and Nabarro insisted on the importance of international support to eradicate the outbreak in Western Africa since the end of 2013.
According to the United Nations, in recent weeks have been achieved notable progress in the fight against ebola, thanks to local efforts and world support.
However, the Organization asked to not lower the guard before the dangerous illness. (Prensa Latina).