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The World Economic Forum outlines how public-private partnerships helped stem the 2013 Ebola crisis in West Africa, as well as the opportunities they missed for greater collaboration. It applies the lessons learned from these successes and failures as the basis for new models for enhanced future collaboration. getAbstract recommends this analysis to anyone interested in enhancing public-private partnerships as a means of bettering the human condition.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How public-private partnerships proved valuable to the international Ebola response,
  • How the successes and failures of public-private partnerships manifested, and
  • How to build stronger public-private partnerships to address future epidemics.

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The World Economic Forum engages the leading political, business and intellectual leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.



The Ebola outbreak was an unprecedented global health crisis that created extraordinary challenges for the international community. Where exceptionally complex challenges exist, so do collaborative opportunities to solve them. While the global response to the Ebola crisis was led by traditional public...

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