Ebola outbreak highlights need for investment in global healthcare

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Bart traint chirurgen in Sierra Leone

The recent outbreak of ebola underlines just how calamitous infectious diseases can be, and not only for the immediate victims. Viruses are oblivious to national borders, while humans cross them regularly for their work or pleasure or as refugees. KIT alumnus Bart Waalewijn, a tropical doctor stationed in Sierra Leone, was recently forced to return to the Netherlands with his wife and child as a result of the current outbreak.

Read eye witness report and learn what KIT and NVTG do to increase expertise among medical professionals in the Netherlands