"Critical Global Health: How the Ebola Outbreak Called Global Health Science, Politics, and Care into Question"

Oct 2, 2015


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Raphael Frankfurter, Executive Director of the Wellbody Alliance, Sierra Leone, and MD/PhD Candidate at the University of California, San Francisco Adia Benton, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University Frederick Martineau, MD, Coordinator of the Ebola Anthropology Response Platform and PhD Candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Moderator: João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Global Health Program at Princeton University When the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak ravaged communities in the Western African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, officials and experts were utterly unprepared. On the heels of this prolonged outbreak and improvised response efforts, scholars and activists are looking for answers to why the global health community, national governments, and health systems were so deeply ill-equipped to respond, what could have gone differently, and how health systems and pandemic preparedness can be strengthened to prevent future health crises.