“The Art of the Ebola Response: Lessons Learned from the Field”

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Dr. Saindon will discuss the technical, political, and community based challenges regarding the response to the Ebola outbreak.

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The Meg & Sam Flax Lecture Series on Public Policy Presents:

“The Art of the Ebola Response: Lessons Learned from the Field”

Dr. John Saindon
Deputy Team Leader for Medical and Public Health
DRC Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:30pm to 6pm
Location: Architecture (East), Room 123

FOOD & BEVERAGES PROVIDED

  • How serious is the threat of the Ebola virus?
  • How are responders and the community handling the pandemic currently emerging in the Congo?
  • What can governments do in these situations?

Dr. Saindon has spent the past several months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo helping to oversee the international response to the Ebola emergency. Over 1500 have died from the disease and thousands more have likely contracted it. Dr. Saindon will discuss the technical, political, and community based challenges regarding the response. He can also help students getting degrees in the health sciences and public policy domains better understand how they can solve real world problems with their education.

Dr. Saindon holds advanced degrees in the health and has a clinical specialization in laboratory science. He has worked in the Congo (DR), Liberia, Iraq, South Korea, and across the Middle East. Also serving as a Major in the US Army Reserves as a WMD Strategist, Saindon has earned numerous Commendation Medals and accolades for his efforts to help solve complex health emergencies across the international landscape.

The Meg & Sam Flax Lecture Series on Public Policy invites top scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to speak to a wide audience of Georgia Tech students and faculty on issues of urgent importance in public policy. Our goal is not just a better understanding of current issues, but to get diverse perspectives on the proper role(s) for government in solving crucial problems. Because they practice at the cutting-edge of their fields, or on the front-lines of government policy, the Flax Lecturers speak not from philosophy or theory, but from facts, data, and experience. Topics range from science & technology policy to energy and the environment, from pandemic threats to sustainable development, from artificial intelligence and cyber-sercurity to monetary policy, and even outer space. All Flax lectures are free of charge. Members of the broader Georgia Tech and Atlanta community are welcome to attend.

RSVP’s appreciated (but not required) so that we can estimate food & beverages: mzak@gatech.edu

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  • Created On: Sep 16, 2019 - 9:34am
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