New Study by NYU Wagner Prof. Karen Grépin Looks at Flow of Ebola Donor Funds

Of all the donations pledged by governments, companies, foundations, and private individuals to fight Ebola, only $1.09 billion—or about 40 percent—have been paid in full and put to use, according to new research from Karen Grépin, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy at NYU Wagner.

In “International donations to the Ebola virus outbreak: too little, too late?” – published by the British Medical Journal on Feb. 3 – Professor Grépin scrutinizes international donations tracked by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. She writes that if disbursement of funds had come more quickly to the most hard-hit countries, then the spread of the virus could have been less far-reaching.

Professor Grépin talks about her research in an interview with the BMJ. Her article has drawn widespread public attention. News and magazine outlets such as the New Republic, NBC News, the Daily Mail, Reuters, and Time, among many others around the world, have reported and discussed her findings.