Ebola epidemic of 2014-15 in West Africa


Choose between one of the two following scenarios. For the scenario you choose, please answer the following questions:

  1. Could this disaster and its health effects have been prevented or significantly mitigated? If so, how?
  2. Describe the health services component of the disaster response. How was it coordinated? Why do you think that the coordination failures occurred? How could the coordination have been improved?
  3. In each scenario, insufficient resources were dedicated to the health aspect of the response. Why do you think this is, and how would you change it?
  4. What have we learned from this disaster that will help us perform better in the future?

Scenario 1: The Ebola epidemic of 2014-15 in West Africa.
Scenario 2: The 2010 Haitian earthquake.

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