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The Ebola Outbreak: Lessons learned

Written by Guillermo Garrido-Lestache On 4 March 2015, the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel hosted a workshop on ‘The Ebola Outbreak: Challenges and Perspectives.’ Research scientists, field workers and disease surveillance and prevention experts met with Members of the European Parliament to consider the lessons learned from the ongoing Ebola outbreak, … Continue reading

Ebola – one year on

Written by Nicole Scholz This week (3 March) Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, along with Togo, host a high level international conference in Brussels on the fight against Ebola. Delegations will attend from all the West African states, EU Member States, UN agencies, the World Bank, IMF and the various NGOs, private-sector actors (such as pharmaceutical … Continue reading

STOA Workshop – The Ebola Outbreak: Challenges and Perspectives

Written by Gianluca Quaglio and Geoff Archer. The Ebola crisis has topped media and political agendas as a number of countries in West Africa experience the worst Ebola epidemic in history. The European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel is organising a workshop on 4 March 2015 with experts from international institutions and NGOs … Continue reading

The European Union’s response to Ebola

Written by Marie Lecerf A number of West African countries are currently experiencing the worst Ebola epidemic in history. As the situation continues to deteriorate rapidly, the European Commission has stepped up its response since March 2014 and is now pledging more than €147 million in response to the devastating human, sanitary, economic and political … Continue reading

EU’s response to the Ebola outbreak

The first identified outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever Ebola took place in 1976. Almost 40 years later there is no approved drug or medical treatment to cure this dangerous disease. The new Ebola epidemic that begun in March this year is spreading through West African countries and local and international medical efforts are proving insufficient … Continue reading

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