Global Support, Well-Coordinated Response Critical To Containing Ebola

BBC News: Why Ebola keeps coming back
Charlie Weller, head of vaccines at the Wellcome Trust

“…While we can identify high-risk [Ebola] areas, it is unrealistic to expect that we could ever eradicate this disease and impossible to know when or where the next outbreak will occur. … We can, however, stop outbreaks becoming epidemics and we can better protect people. … Global support and an early, well-coordinated response is essential to ensuring outbreaks are effectively contained. This outbreak will be a challenge for local teams on the ground. But it is also a challenge and an opportunity for the global community to prove it has learned lessons from the West African epidemic. We cannot hope that Ebola will simply disappear, but we can hope to make tackling it so routine that it can be quickly stopped in its tracks” (5/14).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.