Global Health Histories. Seminar on Ebola: Ask the experts about the Ebola epidemic

Webcast on 8 October 2015, from 12:30 to 14:00 CEST

The WHO Regional Office for Europe is hosting a Global Health Histories seminar on Ebola virus disease: exploring the cultural contexts of an epidemic.

The seminar will take place on Thursday 8 October 2015 from 12:30 to 14:00 CEST Copenhagen and Paris time and will be streamed live from UN City, Copenhagen.

The expert panel of speakers are:

  • Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe;
  • Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust;
  • Guénaël Rodier, Director of the Division of Communicable Diseases, Health Security and Environment at the Regional Office for Europe; and
  • Joao Nunes, lecturer in International Relations, University of York.

The panel will explore important topics from various practical and theoretical perspectives: How did the customs and values of local communities and the cultural assumptions of foreign emergency response workers affect work in the field? Did any of the cultural practices help build resilience in the face of catastrophe? How can future epidemic response better engage with and adapt to the cultures of local communities? 

How to send questions to the panel

Engage in discussions and tweet your questions to @WHO_Europe, using the hashtag ‪#‎GHHistories‬‬‬‬‬.

If you are unable to join the live seminar, put questions to the experts on the Regional Office's Facebook page.