Hon House Chair, I move without notice:
That the House -
1) notes that at a time when Ebola cases have notably decreased, it should not forget the human cost of the current epidemic, which has claimed the lives of over 9 700 people, making it by far the deadliest outbreak of the disease on record;
2) also notes that the spread of the Ebola virus is due, in large part, to broken health systems in many countries on our continent, as indicated by a recent report published by Save the Children;
3) further notes that, in our country, we should ensure that there is a sustained political will as well as a practical implementation plan that drives research for vaccines, treatments and diagnostic tools;
4) congratulates the health professionals' community, particularly Doctors Without Borders, as well as our very own National Institute for Communicable Diseases, for their outstanding efforts at the frontline of the Ebola epidemic; and
5) remembers that the work is not yet done and that we should resolve to never lower our guard against this deadly disease.