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Ebola still asks for our urgent attention

Today, the short film we made during the October 20 Dutch national ebola debate at Erasmus MC has come on- line. A month after this debate the situation is West Africa with over 15000 cases and over 5000 people dead still requires our urgent attention. RGHI is actively involved in the discussions on the structural reconstruction after the epidemic  has been brought under control.

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Dutch National Ebola debate: Ebola A Tough Wake-Up Call that urges collective action.

In a fully booked main auditorium of Erasmus Medical Center, the Dutch National Ebola Debate took place on Monday 20 October, with many of the key stakeholders from the ebola science and emergency communities present. In several presentations the current state of affairs was discussed and an urgent call for action was mounted, primarily to support the international efforts in West-Africa with self-managing teams, but also to take stock of the various procedures for prevention and management worldwide. ‘It’s is false to think this is an African story’, virology prof. Eric Van Gorp stressed, ‘this is a global affair which concerns us all. We need to face this scourge together’.”

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RGHI AdministratorDutch National Ebola debate: Ebola A Tough Wake-Up Call that urges collective action.

Ebola: een harde wake-up call

Nationaal ebola actualiteitencafé op 20 oktober in Rotterdam On October 20, RGHI and Erasmus MC will host the national ebola urgency debate. Time: 12-14h, Location: Erasmus MC, main lecture hall 2 (new education building). Event is organised together with RIVM/VWS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cordaid, MSF, and Netherlands Platform for Global Health Policy and Health Systems Research. Please register atvanheteren@bmg.eur.nl if you wish to attend.

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