Ebola Then and Now: Lessons to Reshape Our Strategies Amidst New Outbreaks


Center for Global Development

2055 L St, NW - Fifth Floor Washington, DC 20036


October 29, 2018
10:30am – 12:00pm

Event Summary

Featuring: Oliver Johnson, Visiting Lecturer, King’s College London Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development Carleigh Krubiner, Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development Sinead Walsh, Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland

Moderator: Reid Wilson, Correspondent, The Hill

More than two years after we saw the end of a deadly Ebola epidemic that claimed the lives of over 11,000 people and devastated populations in West Africa, new mechanisms have been pursued to strengthen preparedness efforts, stimulate innovation for new vaccines and therapies, and develop rapid and comprehensive response strategies. But how equipped are we to address new Ebola threats? 

This discussion moderated by Reid Wilson, author of Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak, Dr. Oliver Johnson and Ambassador Sinead Walsh, co-authors of Getting to Zero: A Doctor & A Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline, will recount their experiences on the ground in Sierra Leone during the height of the Ebola epidemic. CGD’s Jeremy Konyndyk, who helped to lead the US response to the outbreak, will examine the policy and operational lessons learned that emerged from that effort; and Carleigh Krubiner will reflect on the development and delivery of an efficacious Ebola vaccine, and how current approaches can perpetuate the exclusion of a group desperately in need of protection: pregnant women.
A light breakfast will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. 


Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...


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