World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is expected in Accra today for meetings with Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur and other officials as part of talks on the global response to the Ebola crisis.
Dr. Kim will also meet with officials of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response,UNMEER to discuss the Ebola epidemic and its debilitating impact on the three most heavily affected countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and on the sub-region as a whole.
During the visit, Dr Kim will reaffirm the World Bank Group�s commitment to fighting the Ebola epidemic.
Meanwhile, the US government has endorsed Ghana's Ebola Emergency Preparedness, containment and treatment plan. It has therefore pledged to support the country with logistics, finance and personnel.
The US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power said this when she met the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani at the Flagstaff House in Accra. She praised President John Dramani Mahama's leadership role in galvanizing international support for the affected West African neighbours and Ghana's decision to host the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response in Accra.
In the meantime, Ghana will on November 6th host an emergency ECOWAS Summit in Accra to enable member countries to share experiences on how best to contain the disease.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hannah Tetteh announced this at the FlagStaff House in Accra during the meeting with the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power.
She said member states will also learn about the activities of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response in Accra.
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