Obama's new Ebola czar — and what it means for US aid work on the ground

U.S. President Barack Obama has picked a new "Ebola czar" to coordinate the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The appointment shows the severity of the crisis for Washington — but what does it mean for U.S.-led and international efforts to combat the disease?

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  • Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a former global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid, and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the U.S., and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.