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International Health

The Ebola Crisis

Dr. Peters and Minister Nyenswah
Professor and Chair David Peters and alumnus Tobert Nyenswah, Liberia's Deputy Minister of Health, demonstrate special Ebola prevention practices during one of Peters' technical advising visits to the country

Faculty and alumni have been key players in the global response to the Ebola crisis

Learning from Ebola: Reflections from the Frontline, featuring alumnus Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberia’s Deputy Health Minister for Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Control

Department Faculty and alumni have made significant contributions to the fight against the recent Ebola crisis. Their efforts continue. Our chair David Peters is currently leading an international group of experts who advise the Liberian Ministry of Health on the development and implementation of stronger health information systems. One goal of the project—developing the structure for an early warning and alert response network—will help the country respond quickly to future threats like Ebola.

Other recent highlights of the Department's efforts to combat Ebola

Learning from Ebola: Reflections from the Frontline

Pulitzer Center-supported journalists Carl Gierstorfer and Erika Check Hayden joined JHSPH experts as part of the annual Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-Pulitzer Center Symposium.

Panelists included

Moving from Emergency Response to Post-Recovery: Lessons and Reflections from Ebola

The School and Results for Development Institute (R4D) have launched a new event series, Conversations on Sustainable Financing for Development. The series digs deeply into questions surrounding the process of countries transitioning away from external assistance for health and development. During this session panelists explored the following key questions: