Plea for Ebola to be declared a global health emergency
A high-profile British government minister has called for the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be declared a global health emergency.
The international development secretary Rory Stewart said the move would help to unlock desperately needed funds.
He made the appeal during a visit to Butembo, one of the areas worst-affected by the virus.
More than 1,500 people have died in the eastern DR Congo since the outbreak began nearly a year ago.
The World Health Organization has so far refused to categorise it as an international emergency.