The Politics of Plague

2 November 2015

The scale of the Ebola crisis in West Africa in 2014 and 2015 challenged the national governments and international development and humanitarian agencies on multiple levels.

An observer from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) watches as a short graveside ceremony takes place at Kingtom cemetery in Freetown. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.
An observer from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) watches as a short graveside ceremony takes place at Kingtom cemetery in Freetown. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.

It reverberated around the world, caused huge suffering for those affected, gripped the media and ultimately forced us all to examine how we responded, what we did well, and how we can do better. 

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