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Ban Ki-moon on Ebola - Year-end Press Conference (17 December 2014)
17 Dec 2014 -  Opening remarks by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Ebola, at the end of year press conference and answer to a journalist question.

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has challenged the international community in unprecedented ways.
The United Nations mobilized its first-ever system-wide emergency health mission - UNMEER.
Tonight, I will leave to visit Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone, the four countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, as well as Ghana, where UNMEER headquarters is located. So this will include five countries during my visit. I will be accompanied by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO, and Dr. David Nabarro, Special Envoy on Ebola. Mr. Tony Banbury, Special Representative in Ghana will join me through all the affected countries, from Ghana. I want to see the response for myself, and show my solidarity with those affected and urge even greater global action.
Ebola responders are doing heroic work. Local communities and national governments are highly engaged. There has been an impressive outpouring of life-saving contributions from across Africa and across the world. The Ebola response strategy is working, and we are beginning to see improvements.
But now is not the time to ease up on our efforts. As long as there is one case of Ebola, the risk remains. We must do everything we can to get to zero.
At the same time, we remain short of people and resources. Moreover, Ebola continues to drive up food prices, keep children out of school and draw oxygen away from business activity.