Fueled by Fear

Reviewing the new Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) book on Ebola 2014, The Politics of Fear, writer Crawford Kilian nails the real story embedded: the dominant political preference to react to, rather than prevent, diseases and the global health community’s inability to understand its own role.
MSF’s post-mortem sets itself apart as “neither private nor bland,” among typical lessons-learned reports, Kilian says. MSF’s introspective take explored how health workers’ culture, politics, and fear contributed to the outbreak as much as the culture and politics of the affected countries.
The Quote: “This book should be a required text in every school of public health in the world, and in the training program of every health-related nongovernmental organization.”
Source: The Tyee

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