By State House Communications Unit
President Ernest Bai Koroma Monday July 20 left for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea during which he will address the International Conference on Africa’s Fight Against Ebola under the theme “Africa helping Africans in the Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction”.
The conference, which is being organised under the auspices of the Africa Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is expected to bring together relevant and various stakeholders to share experiences in the fight against Ebola and to discuss post Ebola recovery and reconstruction. There will be a focus on investment in public health, strengthening health care delivery systems and response to disease outbreaks in order to achieve sustainable socio-economic recovery in particularly the three worst hit countries and the Mano River Union (MRU) sub-region as a whole.
The conference is expected to address the specific objectives with the valuable contributions of the multi sectorial experts and to come up with a clear way forward for the establishment of a global policy and strategic framework for an effective response against Ebola and other major endemic diseases plaguing the continent. It will also mobilise financial and material support for the recovery of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The specific objectives of the meeting are centered around mobilising African and International support for recovery and reconstruction of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia within the context of “Africa helping Africa” and identify the sectors where the consequences of the epidemic present urgent problems and require urgent solutions, among others.