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A second part of Philanthropy New York’s program on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa examines how can philanthropy respond with funding that meets immediate needs and invests in long-term solutions. It is now estimated that, when protocols for the provision of high quality care are followed, the case fatality rate for Ebola may be lower than 20 percent. But in West African countries where Ebola is still raging, many varied strategies need to be pursued.
Working in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Ebola Survival Fund was launched by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors with several partners in response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The fund is addressing the immediate needs of people in affected communities in the region and working to build a healthcare delivery system that is sustainable. The crisis is partially the result of gaps in viable health-care delivery systems in Sierra Leone and Liberia. How can philanthropy help to strengthen the region’s health care delivery systems as well as infrastructure and in doing so shape its funding strategy to be more responsive?
The outbreak has created a strain on the socioeconomic fabric of West Africa. In that, people are faced with issues of food insecurity, diseases, with education and child care, and zero industrial production. Join us for this continued conversation with experts in the field.
Intertwined issues associated with the crisis
How the philanthropic community is responding now
- Andy Bryant, Board Member, Last Mile Health and Executive Director, Segal Family Foundation
- Niamani Mutima, Executive Director, Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group
- Hope Lyons (Moderator), Director of Program Management, Rockefeller Brother's Fund
- Jeffrey Wright, Actor & Activist
All interested funders.
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