February 26, 2015

The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa sent shockwaves around the world. It laid bare our grossly inadequate response to a global health threat and the terrible state of affairs of health systems in the three most affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.

Dr. Keith Martin is the Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Dr. Martin was a 6-term Canadian MP who championed global solutions to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks and humanitarian disasters. He will share new mechanisms CUGH has created to address these challenges.

Prof. Larry Gostin is the Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights. He has been an outspoken leader on how we can stop Ebola’s progress and be more effective in preventing and responding to outbreaks of deadly diseases. Prof. Gostin is an international expert in global health law.

Rosa Cretani, Task Force Ebola leader in the Madecins Sans Frontires section, has been managing the intervention since July 2014. She will present the strategy and operations of the response to the outbreak on the ground. Ms. Crestani is a nurse with a Masters in epidemiology with nine years of VHF experience with MSF.