West African Governments, Donors Work To Rebuild Health Care Systems Weakened Further By Ebola Epidemic
Wall Street Journal: Ebola’s Long Shadow: West Africa Struggles to Rebuild Its Ravaged Health Care System
“…Now, as [Ebola] ebbs, the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea — racked for years by civil wars, coups, and unrest — are joining forces to heal from the crisis. Working with foreign donors, they see an opportunity to remake health care in one of the poorest corners of the world, where more than 27,181 people have been sickened with Ebola and more than 11,162 have died. Better health systems will save more lives here and prevent future outbreaks that could spread around the world, they say. … To that end, Partners in Health is working with Liberia and Sierra Leone to upgrade or build new facilities… ” (McKay, 6/4).