Ebola: Managing to Save Lives

  • Reference: ART-2676-E

  • Number of pages: 5

  • Geographic Setting: Spain; United States; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Congo; Mali; Senegal; Sierra Leone

  • Publication Date: Mar 20, 2015

  • Source: IESE (España)

  • Type of Document: Article

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A year after the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa in March 2014, health-care experts are cautiously optimistic that the epidemic appears to be slowing. Although the outlook is brighter than a year ago when the first case was detected in Guinea, there is still a long way to go and many lessons to be learned in managing a crisis of this scale, related to institutional shortfalls, international coordination, engagement with local stakeholders and, most important, appreciating sociocultural norms.