Ebola response mission closes although crisis not over yet

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Fatoumata Lejeune. Photo: UNifeed

"Considerable progress" has been made in combating the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa but the UN remains steadfast in its commitment to getting to zero cases.

That's according to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who officially closed the UN's emergency response mission in the region, UNMEER, on Friday.

More than 11,000 people died in the three most badly affected countries; Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Maria Carlino asked UNMEER Spokesperson Fatoumata Lejeune about the UN's strategies to end the epidemic and support social and economic recovery.

Duration: 2’05″

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