Health emergencies have been met with a cycle of neglect and panic for far too long – an method that is putting everyone one of us at growing risk. Governments across the globe must start thinking and planning ahead and significantly boost funding at the community, national, and international level.
Infectious diseases continue to cause huge amoutn of death and disability in developing countries. Increasing access to appropriate treatment and screening for infectious diseases could have a major impact on relieving the burden of such diseases.
The time is now for the world to get much more serious in responding to the second worst Ebola crisis in history. The Ebola outbreak in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is this crisis, ongoing for a year now and claiming the lives of nearly 2,000 people as a result.