Final Mile event: Lessons learned from Ebola to combat COVID-19
Join the Final Mile group and Global Washington to hear from two experts on what we learned (and didn’t learn) from the Ebola outbreak that can help fight COVID-19 in the Global South. Ebola spread through Western Africa in December 2013 to June 2016, killing over 11,000 people with a case-fatality rate of 40%. This outbreak shocked fragile health systems and gained international recognition, with medical staff from all over the world going to help. Were there improvements in the health systems and networks from Ebola that can be activated for COVID-19? Has there been an increase of in-country expertise to take the lead, given that medical staff are not able to travel from other regions of the world? What mistakes were made that would be devastating to make again? Join us for a conversation to learn more.
Brennan Banks, Director for Disaster Recovery Funds, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Dr. E. Anne Peterson, M.D., MPH, Senior Vice President of Global Programs, Americares
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020
1:00 pm PT - 2:30pm PT