Ebola: Lessons from Guinea

Interview with Ms Jacqueline Sultan, Guinean Minister of Agriculture

"This crisis has been a huge lesson, learned through a great deal of pain obviously. This is an unexpected event that we had no knowledge of, a completely new disease for us. We thought it was something that could happen only in Central Africa, and suddenly it was discovered in West Africa, with all of the hysteria and misconceptions that come with it. […] The partners came, each with their methodology, each with their approach, and there was no co-ordination. There were three different responses in three countries that were suffering the same epidemic. […] We would have liked to have AGIR to better co-ordinate a common response, an alliance whose main purpose would be to react to such crises by providing a unifying framework for action."

Interview led by Julia Wanjiru, Lomé, 4 March 2015, > read the interview



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