Africa, Ebola, and Global Health Equity

Last year an epidemic of Ebola erupted in West Africa. The story about the epidemic in the US largely alternated between the fears of the disease coming to these shores and the heroic work of American healthcare workers overseas. Largely missing from the narrative was the perspective of the people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and any analysis of the roots of the outbreak in global political and economic policies that have decimated health systems across the region. How does the way we think about equity and justice in health affect health in Africa and across the world and set the stage for epidemic such as the one we've seen emerge over the past year?
Moderator Gregg Gonsalves - Co-director of the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership
Chernor Bah - Associate at the Population Council, Co-Founder of A World at School and of the Salone Adolescent Girls Network in Sierra Leone
Ashoka Mukpo - Journalist and researcher Adia Benton Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University
Francisco Perez - Former Business Development Program Manager, Catholic Relief Services