The Ohio State University College of Public Health (CPH) hosted an interactive lecture to raise awareness of the current situations and challenges facing those who are first responders to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Although Ebola is no longer making media headlines in the state of Ohio, the international health crisis continues. CPH students, faculty, and staff had a chance to Skype with Mr. Sean Casey, Ebola response director for International Medical Corps in Liberia. It was a chance to learn about the life of first responders at the Ebola treatment center and the preexisting conditions in countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone that make daily health care a challenge and turn an outbreak into a costly crisis.
In addition to the conversation with Mr. Casey, lecture attendees had a chance to hear from a panel that included experts with international aide experience, a CPH student who was born and raised in Sierra Leone and the leader of Ohio State’s One Health initiative.
Watch the full event including the Skype conversation with Mr. Sean Casey, and the panel discussion that followed: http://cph.osu.edu/ebola-front-lines.