How Philanthropy Can Act to Stop the Ebola Crisis

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
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The CDC estimates the number of Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million within just four months, in a worst case scenario. It is a potential catastrophe of stunning proportions – but it is also a disease outbreak that can be contained with swift international coordination among governments, NGOs and communities. Open Society Foundations just announced a $4 million grant to a coalition led by Partners in Health, which will contribute to fighting Ebola by setting up two treatment centers while strengthening the front line workforce and primary health care systems in rural Liberia and Sierra Leone.  What was the central purpose of this investment? Over the next few weeks, Partners in Health in partnership with Last Mile Health, Liberia, and Wellbody Alliance, Sierra Leone, will respond to the Ebola outbreak in a way that addresses the immediate needs of patients while focusing on long-term systems. How exactly will the funds be used and where are the gaps in funding?  
The crisis is not one that only affects Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. What are New York City and State doing to prepare and address the implications of this crisis? Join us for a timely conversation with the experts in the field.


Marine Buissonniere, Director, Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations
Isaac Benowitz, Medical Epidemiologist, NYC Department of Health and Mental HygieneNYC DOH and Mental Hygiene
Lisha McCormick, Director of Partnerships and Development, Last Mile Health
Bob Ottenhoff, (Moderator) President and CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
David Whalen, Chief Development Officer, Partners In Health

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1:00-2:00 PM Program
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Webinar presented by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy & Philanthropy New York, in cooperation with The Council on Foundations and the Forum Network. 


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