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Ebola: Managing to Save Lives Premium

Two experts on Ebola discuss the importance of preparedness, rapid response, coordination and community engagement in the management of a crisis of global proportions

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Date: First Quarter 2015

Tags: Africa, Ebola, Peter Piot, José Félix Hoyo, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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A year after the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa in March 2014, health-care experts are cautiously optimistic that the epidemic appears to be slowing. Although the outlook is brighter than a year ago when the first case was detected in Guinea, there is still a long way to go and many lessons to be learned in managing a crisis of this scale, related to institutional shortfalls, international coordination, engagement with local stakeholders and, most important, appreciating sociocultural norms.

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