The African Response to Ebola was a panel presentation organized by the Drammeh Nur Institute to raise awareness about Ebola Virus Disease in the Bronx Community. The Bronx and Manhattan together have the largest population of immigrant Africans in the United States and this translates into significant economic and social ties with the regions of West Africa now affected by Ebola. The nature of the global reaction to the African origin of the disease however, has made the consequences of Ebola of direct relevance to all immigrant communities. The need for better communication and news dissemination in other parts of the continent was highlighted in more than one presentation. many Africans on the continent are apparently feeling the economic effects of the outbreak in the Mano River Union without a clear picture of what is causing them or what kind of threat it might pose them beyond economic slowdown.

The African Response to Ebola – Facing Acts and Fear

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