Ebola – What are the lessons to be learnt?

in the series Global Health Lab Discussions

Date: Tuesday 24 February 2015
Time: 5:15 pm 6:45 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Speaker(s): Peter Piot, Jay Achar and Brian McCloskey
Chair(s): Martin McKee and Richard Horton

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. The crisis has raised many critical questions relating to outbreak control, treatment responses, vaccine development, health system capacity, community trust, and governance and capacity at the national and global levels.

This Global Health Lab contributes to the Ebola Seminar Series to explore these issues by asking what are the lessons to be learnt from Ebola?

Chair: Martin McKee, ECOHOST, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Richard Horton, The Lancet


  • Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Jay Achar, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Brian McCloskey, Public Health England

The Lancet and ECOHOST – The Centre for Health and Social Change on behalf of LSHTM have teamed up to present Global Health Lab, a series of focussed discussions on key global health challenges facing the international community today.  Global Health Lab aims to provide a forum for lively debate and to exchange ideas that will push forward both research and policy agendas.


Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Email: GHLab@lshtm.ac.uk

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