About: Ebola

Development Policy 26-10-2016

Professor: What the EU got right – and wrong – about the 2015 ebola epidemic

The 2014-15 ebola outbreak in the west African states of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia left 11,000 dead, caused global panic, and saw the EU and member states put up nearly €2bn in financial aid.
Global Europe 05-02-2016

MSF chief: The way Europe treats refugees is ‘a disgrace’

Joanne Liu, the energetic president of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), says that the response to refugees in Greece is "indecent". She contends that refugees should be offered a "welcome package" when they arrive in Europe.
Nigel Chapman
Development Policy 03-03-2015

Plan International CEO: EU should be aware of ‘secret societies’ when fighting Ebola

Development organisations fighting Ebola in Africa, such as Plan, have discovered obstacles in combating the disease from local communities that are resisting changes to their normal ways of living, customs and traditions, says Nigel Chapman. 
Development Policy 03-03-2015

Andriukaitis: Ebola highlights Africa’s health challenges

The Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery conference, being held by the European Commission today (3 March), provides an important opportunity to plan for the long term recovery and resilience of affected countries, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Christos Stylianides
Development Policy 19-12-2014

Stylianides: We need strong bridges between humanitarian and development aid

As the world struggles to deal with crises, there is a need to change the way we think about managing them, while building stronger bridges between humanitarian aid and development assistance, Commissioner Christos Stylianides told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Kanayo F. Nwanze is President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). [C. Schubert/Flickr]
Development Policy 25-11-2014

Agriculture development chief: ‘The crisis after Ebola will be a food shortage crisis’

Food production structures in many West African countries face the threat of collapse – a consequence of the Ebola epidemic that is also likely to affect Europe, says Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
[European Commission DG ECHO/Flickr]
Development Policy 17-10-2014

Médecins Sans Frontières chief: ‘The fight against Ebola is like a war’

The Ebola epidemic currently sweeping through West Africa continues its advance. In an interview with EURACTIV France, Brice De Le Vingne says that only a vaccine can halt the progress of the epidemic.
Dr Guenael Rodier
Development Policy 10-10-2014

WHO official: The risk of Ebola spreading in Europe is very low

While sporadic imported cases of the Ebola virus in Europe remain possible, the risk of the epidemic spreading on the continent is avoidable and extremely low, Dr Guénaël Rodier, from the WHO's Regional Office for Europe, told EURACTIV Spain in an exclusive interview.
Ebola
Health 09-10-2014

Spanish health trade union leader: We only had 15 minutes of training on Ebola

The Madrid regional government has not given health personnel enough training to deal with Ebola properly, including the Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, who is now the first person in the world to contract the virus outside Africa, says Juan Carlos Mejías. Romero was in contact with one of two ill Spanish priests who died of the disease in Madrid's Carlos III Hospital.

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