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International response to Ebola epidemic in West Africa examined

5 November 2015

International Development Committee takes evidence from a number of organisations and people who were involved in working on the international response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.


Tuesday 10 November 2015, Committee Room 21, Palace of Westminster

At 10.20am

  • Andre Heller Perache, Head of Programmes, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Annie Wilkinson, Post Doctorate Researcher, Institute of Development Studies 
  • Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust

At 11.15am

  • Dr Oliver Johnson, Programme Director, King's Sierra Leone Partnership
  • Professor John Edmunds, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Purpose of the Session

The Committee is trying to draw out what lessons can be learned from the outbreak and the way that the international community responded to it, including what went wrong, how health systems can be improved and local communities better engaged, how the international structures relating to public health emergencies should be reformed, and how such epidemics can be prevented and controlled in future.

Further information

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