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Ebola: Benin Republic Postpones African Health Ministers’ Session

Sequel to the rampaging Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Republic of Benin has postponed indefinitely, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 64th session of the African Ministers of Health in the country.

Benin’s Foreign Minister, Nassirou Arifari Bako disclosed this Sunday, explaining that decision to postpone the meeting slated for September 1 to 5, was reached after consultations with WHO hierarchy, confirming that the reason was majorly due to the deadly virus which has spread in some West African countries, including Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and lately Nigeria.

Death toll by WHO has been put at over 1000, since Ebola outbreak in March this year.

The Minister however clarified that the indefinite postponement was an expression of full solidarity to the continental countries, presently battling with EVD.

Bako revealed the assemblage was expected to play host to delegates from over 40 African countries.

 

 

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