Mr. Obama asked African leaders to improve on their healthcare systems.
The President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, has said the U.S. would not give the experimental drug for the management of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, to African countries until scientists certify it for human treatment.
Speaking at a news conference after the US-African Summit on Wednesday, Mr. Obama asked leaders of African countries affected by the disease outbreak to improve on their public health systems.
“The countries affected are the first to admit that what’s happened here is the public health systems have been overwhelmed. They weren’t able to identify and then isolate cases quickly enough. As a consequence, it spread more rapidly than has been typical with the periodic Ebola outbreaks that occurred previously,” Mr. Obama said.
He said the availability of the experimental drug, Zmapp, should depend on guide from scientists on its safety for human consumption.
Zmapp was developed by a biotechnology firm Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., in San Diego.
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