UN APPOINTS EBOLA CRISIS MANAGERS FOR GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE

ACCRA, Oct 10- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointments of Ebola Crisis Mangers for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

The managers will work with the host governments in ensuring a rapid and effective international response to the crisis.

The UN Ebola Crisis Managers are Marcel Rudasingwa of Rwanda for Guinea, Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands for Liberia and Amadu Kamara of the United States for Sierra Leone.

A UN statement received here Thursday said the appointments were part of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response.

According to the statement, Rudasingwa would has served with the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) for almost 20 years, having served extensively in various senior management and leadership functions in Kenya, Mali, Guinea and Denmark.

Graaff also brings to the position a wealth of experience in international health issues along with international affairs, having served extensively with the World Health Organization (WHO) in a number of countries in Africa, Afghanistan and Haiti.

Kamara has a diverse portfolio spanning the continent of Africa in international affairs, having served extensively with the United Nations in various senior management support functions and other roles in Liberia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Timor Leste, Haiti, and Lebanon.

SOURCE: GNA

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