To attain a new health order, African governments need to bolster investment in research and development, innovation and manufacturing of health tools.
Lassa outbreaks are becoming more widespread in Nigeria but have not been given national emergency status like Ebola.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
The power to overcoming Ebola was in public awareness by performing simple yet basic infection prevention and control measures like washing hands, isolation and reporting suspected cases.
To tackle Zika and other viral outbreaks, we need to focus not only on the pathology of the disease, but also on the global political and economic architecture.