Focus on Ebola
The recent Ebola virus outbreak has taken the world by surprise. Infecting over 17000 people, and resulting in a reported 6070 deaths to date*, this outbreak has raised several questions. Were we prepared enough to deal with such an outbreak? Was the international community too slow to respond? How can we contain this and future outbreaks?
Over the next few days we will be publishing a series of interviews with experts from the EC and beyond looking at some of these questions, with a focus on the EC response.
The first interview is with Marcus Cornaro, Deputy Director General of EuropeAid. He recently travelled to Sierra Leone and Liberia and shared his thoughts with capacity4dev.eu on donor coordination on the ground, how Ebola is affecting the economy and the problem of stigmatisation.
capacity4dev.eu Focus on the Ebola Virus Outbreak
The content published during this focus includes:
- Voices & Views on the EU Mobile Labs Project
- Video tours of the EU Mobile Labs in Guéckédou, Guinea and in Foya, Liberia.
- Guest Voices & Views on how Concern Worldwide has been addressing the outbreak in Sierra Leone
- Blog: Addressing the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone: How the Delegation is responding
- Blog: The EU Continues to Deliver in the Fight against Ebola, Carla Montesi, Director for West and Central Africa, EuropeAid
- Voices & Views on how Budget Support is supporting the Sierra Leonean economy during this crisis
- Blog: The Essential Ingredients for Improving our Ability to Respond to a Health Crisis - Interview with Italian National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion
- Blog: More investments are needed for health crises prevention, preparedness and response - Interview with WHO
- Interviews with European Commission staff on preparedness
We also encourage you to join the site, become a member of this group, or the Health Crisis Prevention, Preparedness and Response group, and share your own thoughts on the current Ebola outbreak. You can also find out more about in the EU Mobile Labs: Addressing the Ebola outbreak project.
*Source World Health Organisation 8 December 2014