Ebola Then and Now - David Nabarro

Special Envoy on Ebola for the Secretary-General of the United Nations

THEN: When I started in this work, I was aware that we were in the middle of a disease outbreak of enormous proportions. The number of people getting sick was doubling every three weeks. Facilities were completely overloaded. Communities were in a state of despair.

NOW: Over the months, I watched how the world responded. The world turned from disbelief to concern, to action, to total involvement. The Ebola outbreak became the business of so many people. Within months, we saw the numbers of cases starting to decline, mostly because people themselves took over their destiny and owned the response.

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