Military medical innovation and the Ebola response

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'Military medical innovation and the Ebola response: a unique space for humanitarian civil–military engagement', published in Humantiarian Exchange Issue 64

Military medical innovation and the Ebola response

This edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the humanitarian crisis created in West Africa by the Ebola outbreak, the largest and most complex since the virus was discovered in 1976. More than 11,000 people are believed to have died and over 26,300 cases have been reported. While Liberia was declared Ebola-free on 9 May 2015, Sierra Leone and Guinea are still struggling to contain the disease and assess the social and economic impact of the crisis.

In this article Josiah Kaplan and Evan Easton-Calabria highlight how humanitarians are using innovations in military medicine to combat Ebola.