IDSA Discusses Senate Hearing On Ebola, U.S. Global Health Investments
Infectious Diseases Society of America: Ebola Hearing Highlights Global Health Investment Payoffs, Ongoing Needs
“The Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee’s hearing on the continuing Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo brought the unprecedented challenges posed by the current outbreak, as well as the responses needed before policymakers Thursday. Most concerning was evidence that in the sixth month of an ongoing international response, the outbreak remains largely uncontrolled. The reasons, as highlighted in testimony from public health, global development, and biomedical research leaders, include active military and civil strife in the affected areas, that, while unprecedented in previous Ebola outbreaks, has long been a factor recognized to raise risks of infectious disease spread worldwide…” (3/15).