Yesterday, CFP Senior Fellow and Fambul Tok Executive Director John Caulker appeared on NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered. He told host Scott Simon what the outbreak looks like on the ground.
Caulker: This is the major communication we are trying to pass on to the authorities, not just to the government of Sierra Leone, to the U.S. government, to the British, to all those who are coming to our aid, to say don’t treat Ebola like you treated the war. The conflict in Sierra Leone was unique, but the way it was brought to an end, it was just – once the guns were silenced, it is over. They packed and leave. We are saying deal with Ebola in a way that structures will be in place to handle post-Ebola discussions because experience or history has taught us that Ebola – there’s always a possibility that it will come again. So how do we put in place structures in the communities, in the districts, in the villages, to ensure that once Ebola comes again, we’ll have structures in place to deal with that immediately and it not get to where we are now.
You can hear the whole interview here.
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