Foreign Policy Examines How Nigeria Stopped Ebola Outbreak, Lessons For U.S.
Foreign Policy: In Fight to Stop Ebola, Nigeria Got Right Everything America Got Wrong
“…So how did Nigeria, a country with poor public health infrastructure and a GDP of $510 billion, manage to contain the disease when the United States, a country with sophisticated public health infrastructure and a GDP of $17.3 trillion, could not? First, a bit of luck: Nigeria’s ‘patient zero,’ a man from Liberia, collapsed in a Lagos airport, making it easier to identify those exposed to the disease…” (Francis, 10/20).
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