MSF International Head Calls For Global Support To End Ebola Outbreak, Including Military Biohazard Unit Deployment

News outlets report on Médecins Sans Frontières’ calls for the international community to do more to stop the West African Ebola outbreak.

Deutsche Welle: MSF: World is ‘losing the battle’ to contain Ebola
“Médecins Sans Frontières … told a U.N. briefing in New York on Tuesday that world leaders were failing to address the epidemic. ‘Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it. Leaders are failing to come to grips with this transnational threat,’ said Joanne Liu, MSF’s international president…” (9/2).

Financial Times: MSF urges U.N. members to intervene against Ebola in west Africa
“Médecins Sans Frontières has called on U.N. members to deploy their military and civilian biohazard units to West Africa, warning that this may be the only way to prevent the ongoing Ebola epidemic from spreading beyond control…” (Wallis, 9/2).

PBS NewsHour: The world is ‘losing the battle’ to contain Ebola, health official warns
“…[MSF International President Joanne Liu said,] ‘Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it.’ That stark warning today from the international head of Doctors Without Borders. At the United Nations, Joanne Liu charged that many of the efforts to curtail the outbreak have actually made it worse…” (Woodruff/Brown, 9/2).

Reuters: MSF calls for military medics to help tackle West Africa Ebola
“World leaders must immediately deploy civilian and military medical teams to fight the world’s biggest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the head of an international medical charity said in New York on Tuesday…” (Hussain, 9/2).

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