Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: A Public Health Perspective

Professor Moses Bockarie PhD is Director of the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is an internationally

experienced researcher with an extensive research portfolio which includes malaria and neglected tropical diseases such as lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminths. He has undertaken duty travel to 27 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, United States, South America and the Pacific and is a member of the WHO panel of Experts on parasitic infections.

He is a member of several professional societies including the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and has adjunct faculty positions in the University of Papua New Guinea and James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. He serves on the editorial board of the Malaria Journal and is a regular editor and contributor to scientific journals.

In this talk, Professor Bockarie will discuss the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus disease first in Guinea, then Liberia, later Sierra Leone and Nigeria. He will also draw attention to the local and international responses to the outbreak from a public health perspective.

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