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Saving Lives Now From Ebola in Africa

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 March 2020

James G. Hodge Jr*
Affiliation:
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Hannah-Kaye Fleming
Affiliation:
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
*
Correspondence and reprint requests to James G. Hodge Jr, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 111 E. Taylor St., PhoenixAZ85004 (e-mail: james.hodge.1@asu.edu)

Abstract

In his letter, Peace is a better focus than Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), David M. Brett-Major provides a vital reminder of the tragic undercurrent of violence and political instability dominating African regions currently impacted by the second worst Ebola outbreak in modern history. He characterizes health-centric activities as a “common mistake” to remedy the “vicious cycle” of endemic violence and disease outbreaks in DRC and surrounding areas. What is truly needed is a “concerted peace and development process, with health as a voice in a chorus – not alone.”

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