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Programmatic Transition

Moving from Emergency Response to Post-Recovery: Lessons and Reflections from Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa engendered the biggest emergency response in recent times. Now, as the epidemic recedes, investments are shifting to post-recovery efforts that will hopefully strengthen health systems and communities as they face routine health service delivery as well as crisis situations in the future.

During this session our panelists will explore the following key questions:

  • What went well and what could have been done better in the emergency response to Ebola in light of post-recovery efforts?

  • How could emergency response efforts be made more sensitive to eventual post-recovery needs?

  • What are the costs and benefits of establishing an emergency response that is better integrated with the local health system?

  • How can emergency response efforts build and further strengthen resiliency in health systems?

Speakers and panelists

Join panelists from the Liberia Ministry of Health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USAID, the World Bank and R4D for reflections and discussion of the Ebola emergency response and post-recovery efforts.

  • Mr. Tolbert G. Nyenswah, Assistant Minister of Health and Social Welfare and Deputy Chief Medical Officer-Preventive Services, Liberia

  • Dr. David H. Peters, Professor and Chair, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Ms. BethAnne Moskov, Coordinator, Global Health Ebola Team and Deputy Director, Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition, USAID

  • Mr. Shunsuke Mabuchi, Senior Health Specialist and Task Team Leader of the Ebola Emergency Response Project, The World Bank

  • Dr. Robert Hecht, Managing Director, Results for Development Institute

  • Dr. Sara Bennett, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (moderator)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
10:00 AM  – 12 noon EDT

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies 
Rome Building, Suite 806 
1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. 
Washington, DC 20036

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Polio Eradication: Status, Transition and Legacy

The Avahan Experience in India

Graduating Countries from GAVI Assistance

Transitioning Countries Away From Family Planning Assistance: USAID’s Experience in Latin America