Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director, WHO South-East Asia
"Despite rumors," said Dr Poonam Singh, "there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in the eleven countries of WHO's South-East Asia Region, including India."
According to Dr Singh, an Ebola Response Roadmap has been developed by WHO with accelerated and focused activities for the next 6 to 9 months.
The estimated financial requirement for the implementation of this roadmap is around $430 million, she revealed.
The following are the objectives of the roadmap:
"This is the time to step-up preparedness. A successful public health response will need strong health systems with sensitive surveillance, infection control and community mobilization," Dr Singh opined.