UN 'taking lead' on global fight of Ebola: Ban Ki-moon

The head of the United Nations says that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.

PTI| Updated: Sep 17, 2014, 09:54 AM IST

United Nations: The head of the United Nations says that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also said at a press briefing today that the UN General Assembly next week will follow-up with a high-level meeting.

First an emergency meeting will be held Thursday in which Ban and the World Health Organisation director plan to "outline the international action plan to contain this threat."

Ban also said he has urged leaders in the most affected countries to establish centres that isolate infected people from their relatives to stop the spread of Ebola. West Africa's Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have been hardest hit by Ebola.