The right aid in Ebola crisis

October 24, 2014 6:00 AM

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The right aid in Ebola crisis

The Ebola crisis in West Africa brings to mind earlier global disaster responses in Haiti and Indonesia. There are key lessons learned from those two disasters that will help us with Ebola going forward.

Haiti taught us how a nation dealing with catastrophe can become dependent upon donor states and programs. The influx of international donor assistance after the earthquake in 2010 was massive and appropriate considering the scale of the even. However, despite tremendous resources from donor nations...

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