Health Systems Strengthening In African Nations Important To Prevent, Stop Future Ebola Outbreaks, Expert Says

BMJ Opinion: Luke Kane: Ebola is a symptom of dysfunctional healthcare systems
Luke Kane, NHS GP who worked in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone during the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic and a volunteer for Virtual Doctors, discusses the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo, lessons learned, and recommendations for addressing future outbreaks. Kane writes, “To prevent future outbreaks, and to support the health of local communities in the poorest parts of the world, we need to invest in strengthening primary care and medical education. Otherwise, we will be here again in another five years, once again having failed to learn from our mistakes” (9/30).

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