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“Getting to Zero: On the frontline of the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone”

5 Mar 2019

Dr Sinead Walsh, current EU Ambassador to South Sudan and formerly Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone

Tuesday 5th March, 1 – 2 p.m, Western Gateway Building Lecture Room G.02 - ALL WELCOME

The Centre for Global Development is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Dr Sinead Walsh on the response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone in 2014-15. Dr Walsh was Ireland’s Ambassador to Sierra Leone during the crisis and was closely involved in the response to it. Now she has co-authored a book about the experience and the lessons that need to be learnt to address future health crises.

‘A captivating and brutally honest account of the Ebola epidemic. The authors pull no punches, and leave us asking: will these lessons be learned, or will the world once again forget and move on?’

— Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust

‘Imagine watching a country and people you love being ravaged by a disease that seems unstoppable. Imagine shaping emergency operations one minute and pleading with distant leaders the next, all the while not knowing whether what you are doing will ever be enough. Getting to Zero takes us behind the scenes to the harrowing frontlines of the Ebola epidemic – highlighting a set of lessons that an inter-connected world would ignore at our peril. A compelling read.’

— Samantha Power, former US Ambassador to the UN

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the lecture.

Centre for Global Development