4 Myths About Ebola Recovery In West Africa
By Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks
As new cases in the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in history dwindle to the single digits, it would be wrong for the international community to declare victory and move on. The crisis is the canary in the mine warning of a broader problem.
The “short-termism” of development assistance that mobilize health infrastructure resources only in crises. It is a reactive and costly strategy that prioritizes temporary stabilization without considerations for long-term security.
Our experience shows that building permanent hospitals can cost less than temporary ones. West Africa after Ebola can truly build back better but first, 4 infrastructure myths that mislead public opinion need to be debunked.
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