The Financial Times writes that global health failures represent a risk to all in our interconnected world. Taking the spread of Ebola as feature topic, they write that international leadership focuses on disease control without improving the health systems, which led to the rapid spread of Ebola.
The article warns that governments, policymakers and donors must face facts. “Actions based on the control of a single disease do not build the robust, long-term systems that are needed — not only to stop another outbreak but to address myriad other ailments that go untreated”.
The news story ends that the goal of health equity does not need to compete with other prerogatives such as gender-related programmes, other medical actions, social or even economic goals. “A commitment to global health equity is an opportunity to co-ordinate efforts”.
Source/More reading: Financial Times