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Local Communities, International Organizations Must Continue Cooperation To End Ebola, Improve Health Systems In West Africa

Huffington Post: Ebola: The Fight to Reach Zero and the Road to Recovery
Lindsay Coates, executive vice president of InterAction

“…With the impeding rainy season, it is imperative that partners continue to address Ebola outbreaks in remote areas while constructing strong health care systems to prevent future outbreaks. While the priority is getting to zero cases, host national and local governments, NGOs, and international institutions should remain well-coordinated and respect, understand, and support the existing assets that local communities have to combat disease in varying contexts. Through collaborative, integrated efforts, we can rid the disease while building a road to sustainable recovery…” (4/10).

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