by Laura Miller, Emmanuel d’Harcourt, Anna Kim et al.
International Rescue Committee, March 2016
The weaknesses of the global response to Ebola in West Africa from 2014 to 2016 not only cost tens of thousands of lives; it also hurt the credibility and confidence of the global health community. So it was encouraging that universities, think-tanks, the World Health Organization and other institutions took time to explore what went wrong and how we can all do better. The resulting reports contain valuable, actionable insights. But collectively, their impact falls short of what could have been.