African Angle – Confronting Ebola in West Africa
In a blog on The African Angle, Ezekiel Attuquaye Clottey, a former research associate who recently completed a doctoral program at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, where he wrote that even where capacity is lacking, public education can play a key role in creating an effective policy response to ebola.
Crucial to an effective response to Ebola is a well-functioning health system that is alert and organized at national, regional, district, community, and facility levels. The strategic deployment of highly trained medical practitioners—doctors, epidemiologists, clinicians, nurses, and community health nurses with resources for surveillance and monitoring of diseases are also required. At the government level, investment must be made in the maintenance of drug supplies and the supplying of medical facilities with modern laboratories, isolation wards, protective garments, and other logistical requisites for preventing and promoting health services delivery.
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