Africa's Fragile Health Systems and Global Epidemics
Do failed health systems in Africa make epidemics inevitable?
Ebola has so far killed over 2,800 people in parts of west Africa – that is more than all previous Ebola epidemics combined. So what has made this epidemic so severe? Do failed health systems in Africa make epidemics inevitable?
This edition of the Africa Debate is presented by Akwasi Sarpong and Graham Easton from Accra, Ghana. There are no confirmed Ebola cases in Ghana to date, but it is preparing for the worst.
(Photo: A baby at a hospital in Juba, South Sudan, AFP)