Thank you for organizing this working lunch
This Ebola outbreak is the largest the world has ever known.
More than 21,000 people have been infected.
Some 8,500 have died.
I saw the evidence myself when I visited Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali a few weeks ago. People’s lives and livelihoods have been devastated.
A global coalition of governments, regional organizations, civil society actors, businesses, development banks and philanthropic foundations has committed generously to stop the spread of this cruel disease.