Ebola and the Security Sector: Opportunities and Limits of Security Sector Engagement in Global Health Crises
05/02/2015 / Maison de la Paix, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
The Graduate Institute The recent Ebola outbreak in Western Africa has had serious implications for human security and economic development in the affected countries. It has also raised concern about political stability in countries that have been severely affected by civil war. Delayed and disorganized initial attempts to contain the quickly emerging epidemic, and fears of further spill-over across and beyond the countries concerned as well as the African continent made it abundantly clear that more effective approaches are needed to both prevent and manage such global health crises.