Commonly known as Ebola or Ebola Virus Disease ( EVD ) is a quick-killing virus, targeted on destroying the immune and the cardio-vascular system of a person. The disease causes flu-like symptoms including fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and possible blood hemorrhaging. Ebola can spread by direct contact with bodily fluids or infected surfaces. However, it is not an airborne disease. The mortality rate of EVD ranges 25% to 90%. To reduce the risk of death, patients are treated with re-hydration and managing specific symptoms. This approach to EVD only lowers the mortality rate to about 50%. The main goals of containing Ebola is to identify and to quarantine. This disease completely disrupts social barriers and social order. Normal healthcare practices are distracted because Ebola is not an everyday disease. Ebola is a quick killing, and social distrupting epidemic outbreak.
Denmark has greatly helped fight the battle of Ebola, both financially and with supplies. $19.5 Million USD has been donated to strengthen Denmark’s fight. Health care personnel have also been deployed in a base camp in Sierra Leone. In total Denmark has funded $32.3 Million USD to eradicating EVD. $5.1 Million USD has been donated to both the UN Ebola Multi Partner Trust Fund and the World Bank Ebola Recovery Multi-Donor Trust Fund. The WHO’s efforts against Ebola in Mali have received $816,000. Another $1.7 Million from the Ministry of Defense to deploy a roll on/roll off ship for transporting relief supplies to Western Africa. Other than money, Denmark is sending a team of 25 trained health care experts into Western Africa under the management of the UN/UK/USA.
Denmark would like to propose a solution to the crippling crisis in Western Africa, all nations who are financially stable donate at least $1.5 Million USD to the World Bank Ebola Recovery Multi-Donor Trust Fund. This donation is 100% voluntary, not to interfere with the national sovereignty of each nation. Nations that also have trained health care personnel should send them directly into Western Africa. The major exporting countries are requested upon by Denmark to send relief supplies to Sierra Leone, Ghani, Mali, and other Western African countries. Denmark believes that the countries directly affected by Ebola shouldn’t have to deal with the problem themselves. Allies that Denmark expects to find include nations who have either sent financial aid and medical personnel like the United States, United Kingdom, Nordic Countries, and Canada.
- Benjamin Gutting