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What Can We Learn: Ebola then and now …

May 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

Organized by The Global Health Center of The Graduate Institute of Geneva and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

What Can We Learn: Ebola then and now …

Monday, May 13, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Maison de la paix
Geneva, Switzerland


The Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa in 2014 shook the world and dramatically highlighted the need for new approaches in responses to disease outbreaks, including strengthening resilient health systems. While much has been learnt from the 2014 crisis, the current outbreak in DRC has underlined again the challenges of operating in a fragile context.

This event will discuss the lessons learnt from the West Africa outbreak and their relevance for the current crisis in DRC. It will be informed by findings of a three-year ethnographic study entitled “Ebola Gbalo” undertaken by the LSHTM and Njala University and aims to define pathways on how we can better support communities in responding to an Ebola outbreak in a challenged context & the role of policy-making in this.


  • Mike Ryan, Assistant Director-General, Emergencies, World Health Organization
  • Emanuele Capobianco, Director, Health & Care, IFRC
  • Susannah Mayhew, Professor, Department for Global Health and Development, LSHTM; Principal Investigator, Ebola Gbalo research project
  • Esther Mokuwa, Njala-Wageningen University Research Sierre Leone-Netherlands
  • Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Professor, Department of Anthropology, the Graduate Institute


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May 13, 2019
8:30 am - 10:00 am UTC+0


The Global Health Centre


Maison de la paix