A man walks by a sign that reads "Ebola is real" in Monrovia, Liberia, October 21, 2014. (Reuters)
The UN Ebola chief will be taking the new head of the UN's mission to fight the deadly disease on a tour of the most affected countries in West Africa starting Monday.
Dr. David Nabarro, the UN special envoy on Ebola, and Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the new head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, will first visit Ghana's capital, Accra, where the UN operation known as UNMEER is headquartered.
The UN said on Wednesday they will then travel to hardest-hit Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Mali until Jan. 13 to introduce Ahmed to key players in the fight against Ebola including government and local leaders.
Ahmed is taking over from Anthony Banbury, who led UNMEER for its first three months and has returned to UN headquarters.