November 10, 2014

Panelists Discuss Social, Economic Effects of Ebola

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Panelists discussed the potential social, political and economic outcomes of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa at a panel discussion Monday, placing emphasis on the importance of governance in dealing with and resolving international health crises.

Prof. Chinua Akukwe, global, preventive and community health, George Washington University, attributed the large magnitude of the current outbreak to Ebola’s presence in densely populated urban areas, especially in Liberia.

At a panel discussion Monday, Prof. Nathaniel Hupert, healthcare policy and research, Weill Cornell Medical College, speaks about the importance of government decision-making in the face of the global Ebola outbreak. (Ryan Landvater / Sun Senior Photographer)