Addressing Ebola In DRC Requires Coordinated Effort On All Levels, Brookings Expert Says

Brookings Institution’s “Order from Chaos”: Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo: It’s more than a public health problem
Col. Michael T. Evans, federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses how mistrust of the government and multi-generational conflict impact the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and offers recommendations on containing the outbreak. Evans writes, “Effectively dealing with Ebola in the DRC involves a coordinated effort on all levels. The DRC government must earn the trust of its citizens and demonstrate leadership and competence in this crisis — and, of course, in all government affairs” (7/1).