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Almost a year after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in eastern Congo, the UN has held a high-level meeting in Geneva to take stock of the coordinated response and galvanize further support for the government-led effort to defeat the deadly disease.

The meeting was chaired by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock. Dr Ghebreyesus said, together with the government, the Global Body can and will end the outbreak.

The first case of Ebola was confirmed in Goma, a city of about one million people south of the outbreak's epicentre.

Almost 3,000 health workers have so far been vaccinated against the disease in Goma. More than 1,650 people have died in the current outbreak, while about 12 new cases are reported every day.



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