Ebola – lessons learned from the last outbreak (WP1496)

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We discuss if the outbreak taught us anything, what we learnt about military involvement, if anyone considered if the outbreak was intentional and if so, was the response different. Contributors: Akin Abayomi, Head of Department, Division of Haematology, Stellenbosch University Gary Kobinger, Director, Infectious Disease Research Center; Professor, Department of Immunology Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine

AMR (antimicrobial resistance) (WP1477)

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We talk about which diseases are prone to reoccurrence, how resistance arises, what the pressure points on AMR are in Africa and how you tackle the self-medication of medicine. Contributors: Emmanuel Makasa, Counsellor, Health, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations Office and Other International Organisations, Geneva Marc Mendelson, Professor of […]

How Ebola was destroyed (WP1447)

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We talk about the role of community health workers, how an agency who isn’t local deals with the outbreak and what organisations learn from a situation such as this. Contributors: Foday Sawi Lahai, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Freetown, Sierra Leone Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global […]