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November 11, 2019


World health organization


Royal Oak High School

Katie Binkowski

Ebola has been an issue all over the world, but mainly in West Africa.  Ebola has caused more than 11,000 deaths since 2014. Russia has been involved in this issue since 20014.   Russia has provided funding for the purchase and supply of medical modules, medicines, and disposables for 60,000 people in the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak.  This is an action we would like to see more countries taking. 

One of the major reasons this epidemic has gotten so bad is because of the lack of education about Ebola, like the fact that it can be spread through dead bodies and that to perform a safe burial it has to be performed by a specialist. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Russia has one of the most educated populations in the world we use our educational systems to be able to inform our citizens about issues like this virus.  Something to consider going into committee would be how can we find a way to educate more people about this illness? Russia has developed a unique vaccine for ebola, but it has not been tested much. Something that would be very beneficial to the committee would be to find a way to fund testing for this vaccine and others like it. Once that testing is completed, how do we plan on distributing this vaccine? In order for vaccines to be distributed in the Russian Federation, the vaccine must go through clinical trials and receive approval from the Ministry of Health.  This authorization requires a completed registration procedure involving the Submission of a registration dossier along with an Expert review of the drug. Seeing as another issue is that people are not telling their government about possible cases of Ebola Russia would ask the committee to consider this question. How can we encourage people to inform government officials about possible cases of ebola? Can we find a way to educate more people about this illness?

Russia would support a resolution that has similarities to resolution 2439  by the UN security council. Russia believes a good resolution would incorporate the means to fund education in affected regions. A good resolution would fund clinical trials for vaccines and technologies that have been created but have not been in use.  A plan for Vaccine distribution along with the continuation of cure research funded by NGOs

Russia is looking forward to working with all nations on finding a solution to this important issue.


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