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International Cooperation Essential To Effectively Respond To Ebola, Other Disease Outbreaks

Foreign Affairs: How Congo Beat the Last Ebola Outbreak
Ariana A. Berengaut, director of programs, partnerships, and strategic planning at the Penn Biden Center

“…[The response to Congo’s Equateur outbreak in May] required global cooperation, international institutions, and far-sighted investments in science, health, and governance that have enabled countries to tackle their own problems before they become everyone else’s. The work under way in North Kivu will require the same. As U.S. President Donald Trump and like-minded demagogues undermine the global order, defenders of liberal internationalism would do well to highlight the efforts in Congo as an example of what nations can achieve by working together…” (8/6).

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