What we've learned so far from fighting Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has brought together different organizations from all over the world to contain the virus. It has tested the capacities of public health systems in affected countries as well as of the international aid community to respond to a crisis of such magnitude.

On the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York in September, Devex Global Editor Rolf Rosenkranz sat down with Rockefeller Foundation Managing Director Michael Myers to discuss lessons learned from fighting the disease.

Michael Myers on the lessons from Ebola

One key innovation Myers is particularly excited about is the strengthening of global health systems led by the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Bank through the Joint Learning Network, a peer-to-peer platform for practitioners seeking to achieve universal health coverage.

So far nine countries have signed up, but he expects the number to rise to 20 by the end of 2015. Click on the above clip to learn more insights from the managing director of one of the world’s top philanthropic donors.

What do you think are the main lessons learned so far from fighting Ebola in West Africa? Please let us know by sending an email to news@devex.com or leaving a comment below.

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    Jacques Jimeno

    Jacques is a copy editor at Devex’s news production team. Previously, he worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism and the World Wide Fund for Nature. He is currently taking his master’s degree in communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

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