Save the Children's strategy to get 'ahead' of Ebola

The international development community has been criticized for being too slow to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but some aid organizations argue no one could have predicted a catastrophe of this scale.

“Honestly, we had never seen anything [like this] … it’s amazing how quickly these health systems were overcome,” Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, told Devex Impact reporter Adva Saldinger on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York.

Click on the video below to learn more from Miles about how her organization is pushing to get “ahead” of the virus in communities that haven’t yet be affected, and later contribute to rebuild the health systems in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Save the Children's Carolyn Miles: There is no magic treatment for Ebola

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