Grassroots and Global Partners Response to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa

Join us Tuesday, September 30th from 12pm – 3pm

Topic: “Grassroots and Global Partners Response to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa,” a panel discussion with Ophelia Dahl.

We are extraordinarily privileged to feature Ophelia Dahl as our opening speaker describing the extent of the Ebola epidemic, the international response to date, and PIH’s unique and catalytic role in this unprecedented global health emergency.  A light lunch will be served.

Boston has been central to the response to the Ebola crisis mobilizing doctors and non-profits to serve on the front lines. Boston-based Next Mile Project is a shared work-space and community of 22 global and local non-profits including three grassroots organizations — Well Body AllianceLast Mile Health and FACE Africa — working in areas heavily impacted by the Ebola outbreak. Together with Partners In Health, they will share their first-hand knowledge of working in Liberia and Sierra Leone in the midst of the epidemic.  Parallels to the post-earthquake situation in Haiti will be discussed.  The session will discuss how donors can come together to best respond to the immediate crisis and also support much needed health systems strengthening and social and economic recovery over the long term.

More information:  http://neidonors.org/event/neid-event-the-ebola-outbreak-grassroots-responses-and-key-lessons-learned/

Where: Pilot House: 2 Atlantic Ave., Lewis Wharf, Boston

RSVP: Space is limited so please RSVP to info@nexmileproject.org if you plan to attend. NGO staff members of the Next Mile Project are also welcome to attend but must RSVP, we are taking the first 20 to RSVP.