Director general of the Fondation Mérieux specialising in the fight against infectious diseases, honorary president of Action contre la faim (ACF), a French NGO founded in 1979 which operates in forty countries throughout the world, Benoît Miribel had previously been director general of the Institut Bioforce Développement for five years, a vocational training and guidance centre for humanitarian workers.
Globally, transmission of the Ebola epidemic which began at the end of 2013 in the Guinea Forest Region seems to be in decline, with a decreased number of cases and deaths. The World Health Organisation (WHO) situation report of 27 May 2015 records the lowest weekly rate of persons infected since the beginning of the epidemic (only twelve confirmed cases, of which nine were in Guinea and three in Sierra Leone). On 9 May, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and WHO confirmed...
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