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“What can we do? We barely know whether we will have food to eat at night. How can we worry about that problem? We do not even have food to put in our bellies.”

​When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” in the Congo, Dr. Ramsay chose to remain to continue her research.  Dr. Ramsay shares her conversations with the local residents and hightlights the role poverty has in the response to an ebola outbreak.  The artcle was published in Slate and can be read in full here


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