Ebola Outbreak Highlights Need For U.S. To Rethink Health Assistance Strategies In Africa, U.S. Official Says
CQ News: Ebola Outbreak Underscores Need to Rethink African Aid Strategy, Top Diplomat Says
“Once the current Ebola emergency has passed, the U.S. government needs to take a hard look at its strategy for delivering health assistance to Africa, the State Department’s senior diplomat for the continent said. … [U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda] Thomas-Greenfield, who served from 2008 to 2012 as U.S. ambassador to Liberia, said an ‘Ebola-type epidemic’ would likely come again to Africa. To prepare for the next outbreak, she said, local public health sectors need to be rebuilt stronger…” (Oswald, 11/4).