Duke Symposium to Examine Ebola Outbreaks, Recovery

Events April 13-14 free and open to public

Duke University will host a symposium, “Beyond Ebola: The Post-Ebola Recovery Effort,” April 13-14 to examine the aftermath of the 2014 Ebola outbreaks in West Africa.The symposium, which will explore recent research and relief efforts, is free and open to the public.The schedule:-- Monday, April 13, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sanford School of Public Policy Room 223 (Rhodes Conference Room):Two members of the Duke community will recount their recent personal experiences with the Ebola outbreaks on the ground in West Africa. Dr. Coleen Cunningham of the Duke Children’s Health Center and Dr. Nathan Thielman of the Duke Department of Medicine will conduct a panel discussion about lessons learned in implementing research and treatment in Liberia and Sierra Leone.-- Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Sanford School of Public Policy Room 223 (Rhodes Conference Room):Dr. James A. Sirleaf will speak about health care in West Africa and the history of Liberia. Sirleaf is a founding member of the Health Education and Relief Through Teaching (HEARTT) Foundation, which works to educate and assist health care providers in developing and improving their systems and infrastructure.Since the Ebola crisis began, HAERTT has helped deliver medical equipment and other resources to Ebola Treatment Units, hospitals and homes in Liberia.Both events are sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative.For more information, contact Anna Alcaro at anna.alcaro@duke.edu or (919) 684-0682.