On Saturday, 1 November, the Head of the UNMEER, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Anthony Banbury, began a deep field visit to Guinea, one of the West African countries most affected by Ebola.
He began the day with a flight to Kissidougou, where he met with local authorities and inspected a forward logistics base being built by the UN World Food Programme.
He then flew to Guéckédou, where he attended a town hall meeting with the region’s prefect and local aofficials and civil society representatives, and also visited an Ebola treatment unit (ETU) operated by a medical non-government organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Afterwards he traveled to travelled to Macenta and heard first-hand from MSF staff on other vital work they are carrying out there as part of the Ebola response.
He ended the day in N’zerikore and leaves for Sierra Leone on Sunday to see first-hand more activities being carried in the fight against Ebola.