More than 2,500 men, women and children have died from Ebola and the World Health Organisation has said that the outbreak is “unparalleled in modern times.” Families travel for miles and end up sitting outside overwhelmed clinics, waiting to die, because there is no room inside. Nothing could be more wrong.
This disease can be stopped. We know what to do. We’ve just got to step up, act faster, and do more. Personnel, materials and international coordination are urgently needed for all countries affected by the outbreak.
The UN estimates that current efforts also need donors to step up with $1 billion, and that could rise.
World leaders are gathering NEXT WEEK for emergency Ebola meetings at the United Nations. But we need them to do more than just talk at these meetings. We need them to take action.
Urge UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - who is hosting these meetings - to push these leaders to step up and act on Ebola now.
We need an urgent action plan with detailed and firm commitments made by everyone. By stepping up and taking action, countless lives will be changed for the better.
We're counting on you to pressure world leaders to quickly make bold commitments and help end the Ebola epidemic now.