Why is it when there is a humanitarian crisis like Ebola, it’s America and the West who send aid, we don’t hear of China, India or other …

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Answer by Robin Daverman:

You are wrong. In the Ebola fight, most of the western nations are way behind.

Cuba has been the leading country on the ground in the past several month. For an island nation of 11 million people, it has 471 physicians on the ground. France (through médecins sans frontières) has 250 physicians on the ground. China has over 200.

According to IMC, the U.S. has less than 10 doctors registered to volunteer to fight Ebola. Cuba leads fight against Ebola in Africa as west frets about border security.

The US has pledged $400 million in aid, which is great. But right now, there are literally hundreds of millions of dollars sitting there and WHO can't find people to use them. At the end of the day, you need people to treat the disease, and it's hard to recruit volunteers to deal with a disease with 50% fatality rate.

If you do some research in this area, you will see that Cuba is by far the leading medical-care contributor in the world. They often drop a couple thousand doctors to disaster areas to help treat the patients and train the local doctors. It's their tradition and something the Cubans really believe in. Cuban medics in Haiti put the world to shame

Why is it when there is a humanitarian crisis like Ebola, it's America and the West who send aid, we don't hear of China, India or other …

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