West African Countries Introduce Strategic Plans To Address Human, Animal, Environmental Health To Prevent Disease Outbreaks

The Guardian: West Africa to target human and animal health together to fight Ebola and Zika
“West African leaders have agreed a new approach to infectious diseases in an attempt to avert any repetition of the disastrous Ebola outbreak. Human, animal, and environmental health will all be considered together, and countries in the region will work collaboratively to catch outbreaks of diseases including avian flu, Zika, and Ebola in their early stages…” (Maclean, 11/17).

The Lancet: West African countries focus on post-Ebola recovery plans
“…Each [nation] has introduced strategic plans calling for not just health system fixes, but improvements to all of the conditions that facilitated Ebola’s explosion. There is also outside support, including the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) recently announced plan to strengthen viral research in the region…” (Green, 11/19).

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