UN's Ban calls on Asia to step up Ebola fight

AP News
Posted: Nov 12, 2014 10:42 AM

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Asian countries on Wednesday to step up their efforts in the global fight against Ebola.

He noted that Asia has more than half the world's population. While it has not recorded any Ebola cases, experts worry that border control measures and other preparations are insufficient and that Asian countries should be doing more to fight the viral outbreak in West African nations.

Ban spoke in Myanmar's capital, where world leaders are gathering for summits touching on security, health and economic issues.

He urged governments to help fill huge gaps in funding, equipment and medical personnel trying to stop the spread of Ebola.