Forbes magazine is publishing a three part series written by Farai Gundan on the Ebola epidemic in western Africa. Here are links to the first two articles:
- LIBERIA: How Africa And Africans Are Responding To The Ebola Crisis
- Guinea: How Africa And Africans Are Responding To The Ebola Crisis
I will add the third article as a comment when it is published. (This seems to be the 3rd article: "Billionaires Aliko Dangote, Strive Masiyiwa, Patrice Motsepe Join Fight Against Ebola".)
I have been reading and hearing about U.S. and European efforts to help contain the Ebola epidemic, but these articles describe the efforts of African civil society organizations, African regional intergovernmental organizations, and wealthy African individuals to do so. These are the folk with most to lose immediately, and the most local knowledge to share.
UNESCO is also starting a project, drawing on its considerable skills in media and its knowledge of community radio, to do health education in the affected area.