Deadly virus UN closes Emergency Ebola Response Headquarters in Ghana

The UN's emergency Ebola response headquarters in Ghana is to close as the outbreak slows.

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The United Nations has closed its Ebola response headquarters in West Africa as the worst outbreak ever recorded continues to wind down.

The agency, known as the U.N Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) was created in September last year in Accra, Ghana.

The head of the mission, Peter Graaff, met President John Mahama to thank the country for hosting the agency since it was set up in September last year.

“By allowing us to set up our headquarters in Accra, President John  Mahama demonstrated extraordinary leadership and solidarity,” said Peter Graaff, head of UNMEER, in a statement.

“He made Ghana the only open gateway to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, thus allowing the movement of thousands of Ebola responders and medical and essential supplies when they were most needed.”

Workers were able to send equipment to affected countries by air, sea and even motorcycle that helped medical teams better handle the massive influx of Ebola patients.

The virus killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since it began more than a year ago.

Ghana’s president said the closing was an example of success for “short and sharp interventions.”

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