Fighting Ebola: achieving positive social & health outcomes in emergencies

Fighting Ebola: achieving positive social & health outcomes in emergencies

Date & time: 5.30pm 4 September 2019, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU, ACTON ACT
Speakers: Professor Jennifer Leaning, Harvard University, Pete Buth, Médecins Sans Frontiéres, and Dr Kamalini Lokuge, ANU

During the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014, engaging with local communities to understand their culture and needs, while implementing evidence-based programs in partnerships with local health staff, was critical to effective control.

Much has been written by the global public health community since then about the lessons learnt from this outbreak, but we are now again confronted with a seemingly intractable Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. How much have we really learnt?

Join us for an evening of insightful discussions and Q and A with experts in global health security and humanitarian action. Hear their insights from working alongside local communities and practitioners in outbreaks such as Ebola, and achieving positive social and health changes in a range of other humanitarian settings.

Panel members include Professor Jennifer Leaning (Harvard University), Pete Buth (Médecins Sans Frontiéres), and Dr Kamalini Lokuge (ANU).

Drinks and nibbles will be provided at the conclusion of the event in the foyer.