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Restarting Schools In Ebola-Hit Nations Will Help End Epidemic

Project Syndicate: Educating Against Ebola
Gordon Brown, U.N. special envoy for global education

“…[A] new investigation of Ebola, conducted by education experts and health professionals with the support of the Global Business Coalition for Education, has found that reopening ‘safe schools’ could be a far more effective way to combat the disease. The resulting report, produced in collaboration with A World At School, identifies the components of the safe schools of the future: adequate public health training for teachers, twice-daily body temperature checks for children, education programs on health and Ebola transmission, and hearty, nutrient-rich meals to build up children’s resistance. Given the affordability of these measures, there is no excuse to delay implementation…” (12/8).