BANJUL Gambia (Xinhua) --
Director General of West African Health
Organization (WAHO) Stanley Okolo on Monday called on the
regional countries to remain alert as the Ebola epidemic
resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
“This is a wake-up
call on all member countries to always remain alert and
prepared,” he said in a press release in Banjul.
Okolo said WAHO has
already sent information to the countries reminding them of the
international disease surveillance records and regulations that
they should use.
“We have also helped
some of the countries in terms of support for monitoring
travelers at borders who are coming in from the DRC,” he said.
officers representing the regional countries are currently
discussing health problems including disease surveillance and
insufficient health care budgeting in Banjul ahead of the 19th
Ordinary Assembly of ECOWAS Ministers on Tuesday, when key
decisions will be adopted.