WHO declares Guinea Ebola free
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 29, 2015
Guinea has been declared Ebola free after more than two-thousand-five-hundred people died from the virus in the West African nation, leaving Liberia the only country still counting down for an end to the ruinous epidemic.
People in the capital, Conakry, greeted the declaration by authorities and the United Nation World Health Organization with mixed emotions given the deaths and the damage the virus did to the economy and the country’s health and education sectors.
On Wednesday, the government, together with representatives of donor nations and NGOs, will hold an official ceremony to mark the declaration.
They will also pay tribute to the one hundred and fifteen health workers who died fighting Ebola and eight members of an Ebola awareness team who were killed by hostile locals in Womey, in the country’s forested southeast.