The Ebola virus disease can be reckoned as one of the devastating epidemics that greatly ravaged human society. Unlike previous outbreaks, the West African experience is the largest ever recorded and differs significantly in its duration, number of people affected, and geographical extent.
While the use of health diplomacy in eradicating deadly diseases is not novel, the global response to the Ebola crisis has been described as a failure for health diplomacy, because domestic and international agencies did not respond with the required speed and expertise to this complex health emergency.
This public seminar “Health Diplomacy and Ebola Crisis in West Africa: Lessons Learnt and Perspectives for the Future” will examine the responses towards the containment of the Ebola crisis at regional and global levels. It will further highlight the lessons that can be gleaned from the Ebola crisis and propose options to foster health diplomacy.
For more information on the seminar, or to register, see the event announcement on the UNU-IIGH website.