21st Century Tools To Tackle Ebola and Improve Health

Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Director, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Ebola Program

One year ago, Guinea reported its last case of Ebola. After the 42-day monitoring period, there was a collective sigh of relief. International health experts packed their bags to go home.

On day 50, a new Ebola case was discovered. Since then, Ebola has continued to be unpredictable and devastating. Despite tremendous progress, there remain persistent obstacles reaching zero cases.

To finally overcome this 21st century challenge, we need 21st century solutions. These should leverage cutting-edge technology and ideas and be appropriate and applicable for the reality on the ground. By developing and deploying such products and applications, we can stop this epidemic, strengthen health systems in West Africa and prevent future outbreaks.

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