Twitter Q&A with Brenda Moore

On March 19, 2020, we interviewed our 2019 fellow Brenda Moore on Twitter. She founded KEEP: Kids Educational Engagement Project in Liberia when schools shut down for Ebola. She recently wrote an article about what schools should do now for Coronavirus. Here is a transcript of the conversation! Q1) In 2014, during the #Ebola crisis, …

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Utibe Effiong

After working as an internist in southern Nigeria, Effiong was inspired to look at the broader determinants of health and healthcare in the developing world. Nigeria’s booming oil industry accounts for more than 90 percent of the country’s earnings, but is also increasingly harmful to public health due to a series of environmental and occupational …

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Lessons Learned from the final Ebola outbreak in Guinea

In mid-March of 2016, I was a new field epidemiologist working in the West African country of Guinea. The Ebola epidemic seemed to be over: We were just 11 days away from being Ebola-free for 90 days, which would mark the official end of the country’s epidemic. Then field coordinator Dr. Angelo Loua walked into our small …

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How to Prevent the Next Health Crisis

The Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa is causing understandable panic in local communities and international concern about the future spread of this killer virus. Yet there’s another disease which has been more deadly this year. One that nearly cost me my medical career, and which – unlike Ebola – can be easily prevented. "This …

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