Editorial, Opinion Piece Urge Continued Short-, Long-Term Efforts To Contain Ebola, Strengthen Health Systems

New York Times: New Frontier for Ebola
Editorial Board

“…This is clearly no time for international agencies and national donors to let their guards down [against Ebola in West Africa]. The United States has led the international response so far by contributing the most money, equipment, and manpower and prodding other nations to increase their aid. The Obama administration has requested some $6 billion to make further progress in West Africa and prepare American hospitals to cope with cases brought into this country. Congress ought to provide every penny” (11/25).

Devex: How the E.U. is working together with partners to fight Ebola
Neven Mimica, E.U. commissioner for international cooperation and development

“…The European Union is working hard to help tackle the [Ebola] epidemic, under the able coordination of my colleague, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides. We have put in place a response package of over one billion euros ($1.24 billion) to support our partner countries in their efforts to contain this terrible disease. … This emergency response is, of course, vital. But the epidemic’s impact will be felt for years — which is why our development cooperation with partner countries in the region must go well beyond immediate measures and cover long-term planning. … We will continue to work with partner countries and partner organizations to keep health issues at the forefront of development cooperation worldwide…” (11/25).

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