This thursday a high-level meeting in Washington about the Ebola epidemic took place. The heads of the UN, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone attended the meeting.
“In 30 years of working in public health, the only thing I’ve seen like this is AIDS. We have to work now so [Ebola] is not the next World AIDS,” said the director of the Center for American Control (CDC), Thomas Frieden.
The meeting was filled with appeals by international organizations to redouble their efforts in the fight against the epidemic and urgent requests for help to African countries. However, the logistical difficulties of coordinating an effective response were evident.