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Never Again? The Ebola Epidemic’s Warning about Critical Infrastructure Gaps

Never Again? The Ebola Epidemic’s Warning about Critical Infrastructure Gaps

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Never Again? The Ebola Epidemic's Warning about Critical Infrastructure Gaps

 
 

Thu, April 16, 2015; 13:15 - 14:30
Location: SBS, Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre

The Ebola epidemic reminded us that global health is only as secure as its weakest link. Despite knowledge of the disease and how to fight it, health experts, West African countries and the international community were unprepared and unable to properly respond. Factors that exacerbated the outbreak are very familiar to fragile, developing nations: limited communication, poor roads and transportation, strained human resources, lack of policies and protocol and an absence of supplies and equipment. Focusing on the role of infrastructure in crisis prevention and response, we will issue a call to action to developing countries and the international community.

 

SPEAKERS

Anthony Banbury

Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Field Support
United Nations

Richard Besser

Chief Health and Medical Editor
ABC News

MIATTA ZENABU GBANYA

HEALTH SECTOR POOL FUND MANAGER DEPUTY INCIDENT MANAGER EBOLA RESPONSE
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE

 
 

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