"Intensify surveillance" to beat Ebola says new health chief

Ebola treatment centre in Maghuraka, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

The surveillance of outbreaks of the Ebola disease in West Africa needs to be intensified if the deadly virus is to finally be beaten, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) new regional director for Africa.

More than 8,700 people have died from Ebola mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but now the number of cases is dropping.

Daniel Johnson has been speaking to the new WHO chief, Matshidiso Moeti, about her priorities for dealing with the epidemic.

Duration: 3'01"

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