West African Nations Need Support Of International Partners For Socioeconomic Recovery From Ebola Epidemic

Project Syndicate: Turning the Page on Ebola
Alpha Condé, president of Guinea; Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone; and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia

“…The impact of the epidemic has been devastating, calling into question our three countries’ significant socioeconomic progress in the aftermath of decades of conflict and instability. … [W]e ask our international partners to support a common economic stimulus plan, with an emphasis on practical solutions that can enhance growth and increase employment. … We urge our international partners to support our economic recovery in the same spirit of cooperation, and with the same sense of urgency, that helped us fight the Ebola virus. Together, we can build health care systems, infrastructure, and regional institutions that will be stronger than before the start of the epidemic. Together, we can build a lasting legacy of health and progress for our peoples” (4/16).