Ebola and War in the Democratic Republic of Congo Avoiding Failure and Thinking Ahead
Thursday, November 29, 2018
The Journal of the American Medical Association published recommendations to the US government regarding the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Ebola epidemic in the DRC is exceptionally dangerous, occurring within active armed conflict and geopolitical volatility, including a million displaced persons.The United States and international community should launch high-level political mobilization, with diplomatic, human, and economic resources. It is critical to recognize that future health crises will occur in fragile, insecure settings. To prepare, the international community needs long-term planning and enhanced capacities to improve the safety and effectiveness of epidemic response operations.