Blog Post, Statement Discuss End Of West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak, Impacts On Health Care Systems, Workers

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola: Known chains of transmission ended, leaving changed health landscape
Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the WHO’s declaration of the end of all known Ebola transmission chains in West Africa, highlighting comments made by WHO representatives at a press conference where the news was announced (1/14).

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: Statement: Continued focus needed on heroic frontline health workers as Ebola recovery begins in West Africa
“Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) Director Vince Blaser issued the following reaction to the World Health Organization’s declaration [on Thursday] that all known chains of Ebola transmission have been stopped in West Africa: ‘WHO’s announcement is excellent news for all who have been involved in the fight to end this epidemic, especially for the communities in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone who have faced immeasurable hardships and heartbreak from this virus. Frontline health workers have rightly been widely recognized for their heroic actions and central role in getting all three countries to zero’…” (1/14).

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