We will be able to stop Ebola in the coming weeks and months. But that is not the end of the story. Will we also build a strong enough health system to stop the next outbreak? We believe that it is a moral and economic imperative to do so, and all of us must work toward that goal.
The shared responsibility in African societies where we work with many partners has inspired us in our battles against the dreadful diseases affecting such a tenacious continent. These lessons are critically important as the world launches onto the last stretch in the fight against these diseases.
The question President Obama should be asking himself right about now is: given our $1.4 trillion deficit, can we really afford another little war whose rational is unclear and outcome uncertain?