The International President of Doctors without Borders, Joanne Liu, said today that it will take about 6 months to bring the current deadly Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa under control. She actually said this after a 10-day trip to some West African countries where the outbreak has so far occurred.
Joanne, who met with Ebola patients and doctors, simply said the outbreak felt like ‘wartime’
“The main thing I come back to is that it is deteriorating faster, moving faster than we can respond to. To put it in context with my time with DWB, I really feel that it is like wartime, in terms of fear and nobody knowing what is going on. We need a response in terms of international organizations and states, and it needs to happen now if we want to contain this epidemic. Over the next six months we should get the upper hand on the epidemic, this is my gut feeling. We need people with a hands-on operational mindset to combat the outbreak.” she said