Africans’ Role In Fighting Ebola Overlooked By Major Media Outlets, A.U. Official Says
The Guardian: Ebola: media ‘overlooked Africa’s role in combating crisis’
“Africa’s efforts to tackle the Ebola crisis have been largely overlooked even though Africans have taken the lead in providing frontline staff and shown themselves ‘better placed to fight infectious diseases in their continent than outsiders,’ according to the African Union (A.U.). Dr. Olawale Maiyegun, director of social affairs at the A.U. commission, said that despite the fact that Africans had proved both willing and able to deal with Ebola, the focus had been on the work of international agencies and those with the greatest media clout…” (Jones, 4/7).