ABSTRACT

Progress Report on the West Africa Ebola Epidemic, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 7, 2016   [open pdf - 2MB]

This testimony compilation is from the April 7, 2016 hearing, "A Progress Report on the West Africa Ebola Epidemic," before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Alan Knight: "My testimony today will focus on two issues: [1] Examining the role of the private sector in coordinating an effective, rapid response during a crisis, and [2] Looking beyond Ebola and lessons learned and considering the challenges of economic recovery. As I sit here today, and as you consider my testimony, I would like to suggest that the private sector's largest contribution during the Ebola outbreak was simply to keep business running. This was achieved through rigorous risk-planning and through the development of health-and-safety systems which minimized the risk of employees contracting the virus. Going forward, I would like to further suggest that the private sector's greatest contribution, post-Ebola, is to keep business going, not in the face of a health emergency, but in an environment of higher costs, higher risks, and low commodity prices. It is my hope that this hearing will examine not only lessons learned but what steps can be taken to ensure that the region's recovery is driven by a private-sector recovery." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Alan Knight, Raj Panjabi, Amanda Glassman, and Sophie Delaunay.

Publisher:
Date:
2016-04-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Committee on Foreign Relations: http://www.foreign.senate.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations