Missteps at WHO Fueled Ebola’s Spread

The 2014 Ebola epidemic was always going to be deadly, but an Associated Press investigation, featuring quotes by NCDP Director Dr. Irwin Redlener, has found that a string of avoidable errors badly undermined the work of aid workers. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSgexq5qfcE

Ebola and the Politics of Pandemic

The Earth Institute presented the first 2014-2015 Sustainable Development Seminar Series, Ebola and the Politics of Pandemic, on November 6th. Beyond urgent medical and humanitarian consequences and response demands, the growing Ebola crisis has serious implications for governments, the private sector, and public messengers. This session will explore how money, power, and media affect — …

The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West Africa & the World

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness, in collaboration with the Earth Institute, brought together experts and stakeholders for a timely and educational conference on the Ebola outbreak on October 27th, 2014. This conference facilitated a multi-disciplinary dialogue which will focus on how best to curb the epidemic, understand its impacts—particularly in terms of bioethical and …

Is America prepared for an Ebola outbreak?

Dr. Redlener speaks with WTOP 103.5 regarding the state of preparedness in the United Sates and its ability or inability to handle a major outbreak or infectious disease epidemic. Source: wtop.com/267/3718256/Is-America-prepared-for-an-Ebola-outbreak