As the leadership of the World Medical Association and the African Platform on Human Resources for Health, we wish to convey to all our comrades - the valiant Health Workers - in the countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak namely: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the regrettable attacks and killings of Health Workers in some of the countries. In the middle of all the challenges that you face as front line health workers, we urge you to remain steadfast in your noble call to save the lives of your fellow citizens. The untoward actions against health professional in some of the countries are largely due to lack of proper knowledge and correct information among our people.
We also applaud the efforts of your respective governments and communities and our international partners.
Much more is needed to educate the populations, especially community leaders both formal and informal, to mobilize additional health workers from around the world and to support you who are already on the ground.
We are doing everything possible to make this happen. Together we shall prevail!
Dr. Margaret Mungerera
President, World Medical Association
Professor Francis Omaswa
President, African Platform on Human Resources for Health
September 22, 2014