The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
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- Geoffrey Kemp the Nixon Center
- James Steinberg Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
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