Blogposts by Brigit Toebes

Brigit Toebes

University of Groningen

4 February 2015

The Ebola crisis: challenges for Global Health Law

Cross-posted on the Global Health Law Groningen Blog

The recent Ebola crisis has caused approximately 20.000 deaths so far. Compared to other global health crises, including the deaths caused by armed conflicts and chronic diseases, this is still a small amount. Yet, from a global and domestic health law and governance perspective, this crisis raises a number of vital questions and challenges, which were also addressed during a recent SHARES debate organised by the University of Amsterdam. It reveals a lack of good governance and leadership at both domestic and international levels. It challenges us to ask the questions: what went wrong, who is responsible, and for what? (more…)