West Africa

International Development written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with Médecins Sans Frontières on the recent ebola outbreak.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The current outbreak of Ebola poses a serious public health risk to West Africa and is deeply concerning. The UK is funding Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) to provide treatment and care to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and officials are in regular contact with MSF to discuss the response to the outbreak.

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