NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called on Asia to step up efforts in the global fight against Ebola.
He noted that Asia has more than half the world’s population. While it has not publicly 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 the hardest-hit West African nations.
Ban spoke Wednesday in Burma’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.