The world is at a critical juncture in its response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, currently causing unprecedented death and upending communities and economies in West Africa. Countries and organizations are ramping up their commitments to help bring the crisis under control, but it has become clear that the situation will continue to worsen until a fully orchestrated response is in place. Last month the United Nations Secretary-General appointed Dr. David Nabarro as Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola Virus Disease. I asked Dr. Nabarro to provide his perspective on a number of questions that are on the top of my mind.
What do the next few months look like for countries dealing with this Ebola outbreak, and how confident are you that we will ultimately be able to stop the spread and end this outbreak?