Ebola response lethally inadequate, says MSF

Posted on 2014/09/02 in Google+, Health, Science & Technology

“A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).”In a damning criticism of world leaders, it says the global response has so far been “lethally inadequate”. The charity said countries were turning their back on West Africa and merely reducing the risk of Ebola arriving on their shores.

“It is calling for more field hospitals with isolation wards to be set up, trained healthcare workers to be sent to the region and air support to move patients and medics across West Africa.

“Dr Liu [the international president of MSF] added: “States with the required capacity have a political and humanitarian responsibility to come forward and offer a desperately needed, concrete response to the disaster unfolding in front of the world’s eyes.

“Rather than limit their response to the potential arrival of an infected patient in their countries, they should take the unique opportunity to actually save lives where immediately needed, in West Africa.”

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Ebola response ‘lethally inadequate’

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