Capacity-Building Experiences in Guinea Following the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018

Time: 8:00 – 9:00AM

Location: Healy/Maguire Hall, Room 304

In late 2013, an Ebola outbreak began in rural Guinea before quickly spreading to the neighboring countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. By the time the epidemic ended in 2016, some two and a half years after the initial case, there had been over 28,600 cases and 11,325 deaths across seven countries. Improving public health infrastructure and surveillance systems quickly emerged as priorities following the epidemic to prevent similar outbreaks in the future. In the first global health security seminar of the 2018 academic calendar, Alpha Barry, Claire Standley, Erin Sorrell, and Aurelia Attal-Juncqua—members and collaborators of the Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security—presented on their experiences working as implementers for the U.S. CDC on a large public health capacity-building project in Guinea following the 2014 Ebola epidemic.

This event was a part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series, which is co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Global Health Initiative.

Link to slides
Link to video recording of the seminar