Ebola: A Threat to Sustainable Development

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http://blogs.unicef.org/2014/09/08/ebola-in-nigeria-a-survivors-story/

Denis dons protective gear to go see his wife inside the confirmed case ward. (c) Nigeria/2014/Denis – UNICEF

The outbreak of the Ebola disease in West Africa is not only a health crisis but also a threat to sustainable development in the region, according to the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

More than 6,000 people have died from the virus mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

ECOSOC on Friday held a special meeting on the topic of "Ebola: A Threat to Sustainable Development".

Derrick Mbatha reports.

Duration:  3’23″

 

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