Saving Lives Now from Ebola in Africa

James G. Hodge, Hannah Kaye Fleming

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Abstract

In his letter, Peace is a better focus than Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), David M. Brett-Major provides a vital reminder of the tragic undercurrent of violence and political instability dominating African regions currently impacted by the second worst Ebola outbreak in modern history. He characterizes health-centric activities as a "common mistake" to remedy the "vicious cycle" of endemic violence and disease outbreaks in DRC and surrounding areas. What is truly needed is a "concerted peace and development process, with health as a voice in a chorus - not alone."

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDisaster medicine and public health preparedness
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ebola
  • Public Health Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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