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UK health workers train to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. Photo by Simon Davis/DFID

What We’ve Learned from Ebola

Ebola was a wake-up call for countries and the wider international aid community that have not invested enough in strengthening health systems. The outbreak has shown that we need to improve the way we manage outbreak responses, and that more needs to be done to prepare us for pandemics.

Susann Roth

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Ebola: The Weakest Link Jeopardizes Everyone

More than a year ago, I was in Liberia as part of a team looking into its health system and health financing reforms. The country was still recovering from long years of civil strife. But Liberia was eager to be one of a growing number of countries which were aspiring to and pursuing universal health coverage (UHC). 

Eduardo P. Banzon