“Unfortunately, Africans do not have the international voice of CNN, BBC and France 24, therefore much of our work is overlooked in the Western media,” Olawale Maiyegun, director of social affairs at the AU commission was quoted as saying by the Guardian Tuesday. He added that media largely focused on the work of international agencies.
According to Maiyegun, most of the help provided by the international community has been in finance and infrastructure spheres. He stressed that Africans "have had to take the lead” in providing medical staff to the most affected regions.
Some 4,000 deaths from the disease have been registered in Liberia. The highest number of deaths have been recorded Sierra Leone, where the Ebola virus has killed 11,889 people.
Although there is no officially approved medication for the disease, several countries, including Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan are currently working on developing a vaccine.