Ebola’s Missing Solution

DECEMBER 5, 2014

The Dean contributed the following blog post to The Hill Congressional blog.

The global water and sanitation crisis, ever-present in tens of thousands of villages and cities around the world, is another kind of epidemic that kills thousands of children every day, stunts the growth of others, and causes lifelong chronic illness – animating more poverty. That same water and sanitation crisis in West Africa also makes the response to Ebola slower and riskier for everyone – from family members caring for the sick and burying their dead, to the medical workers trying to heal them. I think we learned again that we are only as safe – anywhere on this planet – as the sickest people with whom we live together on it.

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