19.45, Tuesday 26 Feb, SALONGEN
The summer of 2014 a devastating Ebola epidemic spread in West Africa. It developed into an international crisis, leaving more than 11 000 dead. The local health service was not equipped to deal with a crisis of such magnitude, and yet the local health workers were the core response in the fight against the spread, with enormous personal risk. How can a country still suffering the consequences of civil war, lacking infrastructure and struggling with poverty, mobilize in such a situation? How does the epidemic affect the society and the relation to neighbouring countries? What was the collaboration between the local heath workers and the international organisations like?
Drinks and refreshments will be served.
Arthur Pratt, Director Survivors
Tonje Tingberg, Norwegian Red Cross,
Ruth Prince, Associate Professor at the University of Oslo.
In cooperation with Global Health