2014 Ebola Outbreak May Have Laid Tracks for Deadly Measles Epidemic in Africa

“The focus on Ebola was clearly necessary to control the disease, and options were extremely limited, but it’s unfortunate that attention and resources were diverted from routine health services such as childhood vaccination,” Takahashi says.

WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB”

“The progress that has been made in combating TB has been hard won and must be intensified if we are to wipe out the TB epidemic,” says Dr Eric Goosby, who was appointed UN Special Envoy on TB in January this year. “The End TB Strategy offers new hope to the millions of people suffering and losing their lives to TB each year. It is time to join forces to create a world free of TB.”

Ethiopian Herald: AU to Set Up an African CDC

Dr. Harakeye, who emphasized the importance of mobilizing the private sector and other partners for the Centre’s operation, added that supports have already been obtained from the US and China CDCs, and other partners including WHO.

“With Ebola, Africa was not prepared, the billions spent to control Ebola outbreak could have been spent for prevention if the preparedness plan was there,” she said.