WHO runs low on cash for Ebola but progress key before rainy season

January 23, 2015 2:17 PM

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WHO runs low on cash for Ebola but progress key before rainy season

GENEVA (Reuters) - Progress in halting the spread of Ebola in West Africa will depend on mobilising funding and aid workers before the rainy season hits in April-May, but the World Health Organisation is set to run out of cash in mid-February, a senior WHO official said on Friday.

The number of Ebola cases week-on-week has declined for each of the past four weeks in hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which is promising, said Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO assistant director-general in charge of the Ebola response.

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