United States President Barrack Obama says that the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not” fast enough’ and that there is still a lack in efforts in addressing it, New York Times reported.
Obama said this during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, the report stated.
“But I want us to be clear: We are not moving fast enough.
We are not doing enough,” the president said.
“There is still a significant gap between where we are and where we need to be,” New York Times quoting the president as saying in his speech.
The president further stated in his speech on the health crisis said that the United States is prioritizing efforts to end the outbreak but ask other global leaders to do the same or it will spread further and allied fears of West African countries affected by the outbreak that help is coming.
“To my fellow leaders from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, to the people of West Africa, and to the heroic health workers racing to save lives – today, I want you to know that you are not alone.
We are working urgently to get you the help you need.
And we will not stop, we will not cease, we will not relent until we halt this epidemic, once and for all,” Obama stated in his speech.
has deployed workers to construct field hospital and treatment centers but Obama said, the world need to help by sending out more supplies and medical services and tapping into foundations to reach out to their networks to raise funds and promote awareness to the outbreak that can be a global security threat.
“Ebola is a horrific disease.
It’s wiping out whole families.
And it has turned simple acts of love and comfort – like holding a sick friend’s hand, or embracing a dying child – into potentially fatal acts.
If ever there were a public health emergency deserving of an urgent, strong and coordinated international response, this is it,” he added.
The disease have killed more than 2,000 people and affected over 20,000 with the World Health Organization fearing that it is spreading fast and at least 700 new cases have been reported every week since it started.