Ebola Outbreak Erodes Recent Advances in West Africa


The United States military is now building a treatment center for foreign aid workers in Monrovia, the Liberian capital; it is projected to be ready by early next month. The European Union recently announced a medical evacuation system for international health workers.

Interesting, foreign workers get separate treatment! Why different?

Mr. Banbury, who was in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, working to muster an international response, called the Ebola epidemic the toughest and most complex humanitarian crisis he had ever seen.

Haiti is a critical object lesson for the United Nations. The earthquake was followed by a deadly cholera outbreak, and the United Nations has never addressed whether its peacekeepers were to blame. It faces a class-action lawsuit over cholera. Nor has it come close to rallying donors to help Haiti curb the disease once and for all.

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