Tag: Ebola

Time to get serious about Ebola

Even with the United States committing military assets to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the international effort still required to stop the outbreak remains daunting. It extends beyond the deployment of doctors, nurses, health workers, or even isolation wards and treatment facilities. Specifically, what is needed is a massive logistics effort to establish the necessary capabilities for the reception, staging, and onward transportation of the equipment and supplies necessary.

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What Role for UN Peacekeepers in Tackling Ebola?

The spread of the Ebola virus throughout West Africa is occurring at a faster rate than aid efforts can mobilize. International media attention is focusing on the efforts of frontline health and humanitarian organizations such as the WHO, UNICEF, and Médecins Sans Frontières. However, UN peacekeepers currently stationed in Liberia part of the UN mission known as UNMIL could also play a role in these efforts.

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