Via Xinhua: WHO experts in Sierra Leone to help fight Ebola.
The World Health Organization (WHO) 's country representative Jacob Mufunda has confirmed the arrival of 12 experts from WHO inter-country team on Ebola to assist the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in the fight against the disease.
The representative told Xinhua that WHO has provided the country with 5,144 personal protective equipment and distributed them to health facilities. What's more, additional gears have also been positioned and sent to the Kailahun and Kenema districts.
He also reiterated WHO's commitment to boost health promotion as well as human resource development.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Miatta Kargbo left the capital, Freetown, for Koindu to sensitize the township and the environs.
She confirmed seven positive cases as of the early hours of Wednesday and encouraged all health staff at the frontline to intensify efforts.
Madam Kargbo said the ministry and the government would continue to be vigilant in addressing the situation, and called on all Sierra Leoneans to take necessary precautionary measures and report to the nearest health facilities when signs and symptoms are noticed.