DRC Ebola outbreak unlikely to be stopped without U.S. intervention

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history—has received far too little attention as it poses significant regional and global risks, according to Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health and dean for global strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Writing in the Health Affairs Blog on October 2, 2019, Jha contended that it is unlikely the current Ebola outbreak, which is happening in a war zone, will come under control without significant U.S. intervention. He called on the U.S. to “enlist a more muscular response” to the outbreak and wrote that “U.S. leadership is critical to ensuring that health care workers on the front lines are protected.”

Read the Health Affairs Blog: The Ebola Outbreak: The Need For U.S. Action