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Tackling the Ebola Threat in West African Countries Not Yet Affected – Ghana’s Experience

Date: November 17, 2014

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: 14A Washington Mews, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10003

Event Schedule

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Sign-in and Refreshments

12:30  – 1:15 pm: Panel Discussion

1:15 – 1:30 pm: Q&A

Panel Discussion

1. Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD (Vice Dean, Global Institute for Public Health) – Introductions

2. Sari Soghoian, MD – (Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine and Consultant Physician Korle-bu Teaching Hospital Ghana) – Experiences and Stories of Patients and Frontline Healthcare Workers in Ghana

3. Ama deGraft-Aikins, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Center for Social Policy Studies, University of Ghana) – Proceedings of the Ebola Roundtable held at NYU Accra site in Ghana

4. Karen Grepin, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Wagner) – Economic Consequences and Impact of Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic on Health Systems in West Africa

5. Chris Dickey, Ph.D. (Professor, Global Institute of Public Health) – Community-Led Innovations in Ebola-Affected Countries and the Implications for Health Systems in West Africa

6. Lewis Goldfrank, MD (Professor, NYU School of Medicine) – Recommendations of the Ebola Roundtable in Ghana

7. Yaw Nyarko, Ph.D. (Professor and Director NYU Center for Technology and Economic Development) – Wrap up and ‘Next Steps’