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Ebola: Behind the headines - Roundtable discussion

Ebola: behind the headlines

Medical, social and policy issues

Roundtable discussion with presentations from practitioners and academics

Thursday 9th October

17:00 – 19:00

Venue: Queens Building, UEA, Rm 1.03

Will Pooley, an ex-DEV student who worked in the health system in Sierra Leone and recovered from Ebola, may be available to contribute to discussions via Skype


Introduction    Yvan Guichaoua, Steve Russell, School of International Development

Clinical matters: the pathogen, treatment and epidemiology (17:10 – 17:25)

Dr Samir Dervisevic. Consultant Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Specialist Virology Centre, Department of Microbiology, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital


Ebola and post-conflict health system capacity in Liberia (17:25 – 17:40)


Sebastian Taylor, School of International Development


Questions and discussion 1 (17:40 – 17:55)


The Media’s Role in the fight against Ebola: Meeting the Reality (18:00 – 18:15)

Amara Bangura, journalist working in Sierra Leone [with Martin Scott])


Disease in social context: the social construction of disease, stigmatisation, and the social response to Ebola.  (18:15 – 18:25)


Steve Russell, School of International Development


Is the international and humanitarian response appropriate? (18:25 – 18:40)



Questions and discussion 2 (18:40 – 19:00)