Global Ebola virus response falls short

Global Ebola virus response falls short

In Gainesville, there are many places a citizen can go to get treatment for any illness.

Most Americans are fortunate enough to have access to affordable health care, and new reforms of the health care system have allowed even those with pre-existing conditions access to medical care. The American health care system is not the world’s best, but the U.S. does lead the world in developing the research and technology needed to battle illnesses of all kinds.

 Unfortunately, the health care situation in West Africa is much worse. Ebola broke out in a border region in March of this year, and the international response to combatting the disease has been slow. The World Health Organization only declared the outbreak a world health emergency in August, the month in which the most single-month Ebola deaths in history were recorded.

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