Special Ministerial Meeting on Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa Accra, Ghana, 2 - 3 July 2014


In an effort to interrupt further spread of the Ebola virus in the shortest possible time, the World Health Organization convened a special meeting of Ministers of Health of eleven (11) countries and partners involved in the Ebola outbreak response in Accra, Ghana from 2-3 July 2014 to discuss the best way of tackling the crisis collectively as well as develop a comprehensive inter country operational response plan


The objective was to obtain consensus from Member States and partners represented on the optimal way of interrupting the ongoing Ebola virus transmission in West Africa to reduce the human, social and economic impact of the EVD outbreak in West Africa for the current and future outbreaks.  Focus was on:

  • Clear understanding of current situation and response, including gaps and challenges
  • Comprehensive operational response plan for controlling the outbreak
  • Priority preparedness activities to be implemented by countries at risk
  • National authorities empowered to optimally respond to EVD outbreak in West Africa

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