The African Union held a conference on Monday to discuss ongoing recovery
and reconstruction efforts in the continent’s Ebola-affected countries.
The event, which was held in Equatorial Guinea’s capital, Malabo, was also aimed at sharing experiences and lessons learned in tackling the epidemic among governmental and private sectors.
The AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Mustapha Kaloko, said that the outbreak of the virus in parts of West Africa has become the largest, longest, and most complex in the history of the disease.
The AU official has called for greater support for recovery efforts in affected countries. He added that health funding in most African countries is below what it is required to achieve a functional, basic health system.
First reported in March 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed over 11,000 lives by far.