Ebola Does Not Need to Be a Death Sentence

October 16, 2014 2:52 PM

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As the Ebola crisis continues to grow -- with the death toll surpassing that of previous outbreaks combined -- the international community seeks to fill critical needs and bolster the health systems in West Africa. At the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, CGI members committed to responding to the outbreak, beginning work immediately with two separate airlifts of medical supplies from New York City to West Africa. Simultaneously, members met with local and international experts and officials to strategize on how to coordinate their response. The following film tells the story of this initial response.

The Ebola outbreak currently devastating West Africa threatens the lives of not just those infected with the virus, but all who require medical care, whether treatment for malaria or prenatal care for a healthy pregnancy. As we saw during our recent trip to Monrovia and rural Liberia, as weakened he...

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