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Politico Examines Leadership In Ebola Response, Launches New Series With Bill Gates Interview

Politico examined leadership in the Ebola outbreak response and launched a new series on Monday, titled “Lessons From Leaders,” opening with a discussion with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Politico: The Ebola leadership gap
“…Even if the worst-case scenario [in the Ebola outbreak] can be avoided, the increasingly dire predictions are a good reason to examine every aspect of the Ebola response to see what needs to change next time. That will be the focus of Monday’s launch of POLITICO’s Lessons from Leaders, an editorial series that will bring together national and global leaders to examine the challenges of leadership in political life. The series kicks off with a discussion with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, about the Ebola crisis and what political and private-sector leaders should learn from it. There were elements of the outbreak that surprised even the savviest infectious disease experts, so it’s not just an issue of poor leadership. And not everyone fell down on the job…” (Nather, 9/29).

Politico: Bill Gates: U.S. leading on Ebola fight
“The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a ‘great example’ of how the world must come together to tackle a global health issue, Bill Gates said Monday, and despite the widespread criticism of a slow early international response, the billionaire philanthropist noted that what’s taking place now is ‘quite impressive’…” (Levine, 9/29).

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