Via UPI.com: WHO announces action plan to fight Ebola outbreak. Excerpt:
Following an Emergency Ministerial meeting in Accra in early July concerning the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa, the World Health Organization has announced an action plan.
Beginning Tuesday, WHO African Region plans to activate a coordination center in Conakry, Guinea.
"The center will act as a control and coordination platform, consolidating and harmonizing the technical support to the West African countries including assisting in resource mobilization," WHO announced on its website.
The personnel at the coordination center will comprise a direction, regional advisers, epidemiologists, communications experts, social mobilization specialists, data managers, administrative officers, and other support staff.
WHO also noted that the three countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak -- Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone -- are reviewing and updating their Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) national response plans.
Prioritized national operational plans, WHO observed, "will clearly highlight priority interventions and map out the required resources (human, financial, and logistics) for effective implementation of the outbreak containment measures. In addition, these documents will be vital for mobilization of the additional resources."
Another aspect of the action plan includes WHO-supported efforts to strengthen contact tracing, deemed "one of the most effective outbreak containment measures." By screening individuals for contact with confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola, countries can interrupt secondary transmission by promptly isolating exposed persons.
I don't see anything about the coordination center on the site of WHO's Regional Office for Africa, but when it does turn up we should be able to find a link to it here, on the Office's Ebola page.