Africa's private sector brings capabilities that are not available in other institutions to the fight against Ebola.
By: Calestous Juma
Business leaders gathered in Addis Ababa on November 8 and pledged $28.5m to help the African Union mobilise, train and deploy healthcare workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to fight the spread of Ebola.
Leadership in mobilising private sector engagement was provided by Strive Masiyiwa, founder of the global telecommunications firm Econet Wireless. The roundtable was attended by CEOs from a wide spectrum of industries covering banking, telecommunications, mining, energy, and services.
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