SA to host SADC meeting on Ebola

2014-08-06 10:47
A Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. (Sunday Alamba, AP)

A Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. (Sunday Alamba, AP)

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Johannesburg - South Africa will host the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers of health meeting on Ebola, the health department said on Wednesday.

The meeting would be held on Wednesday to deliberate on the state of readiness and develop an approach in response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, said spokesperson Joe Maila.

"The meeting will bring together ministers of health and key stakeholders to build a consensus on appropriate strategic actions to prevent the spread of the ongoing Ebola [outbreak]."

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the World Health Organisation would also be part of the meeting.

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