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On January 14, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. However, the organisation said that the job was not over. The following day, a new case of Ebola was confirmed in Sierra Leone, reflecting the ongoing risk of new flare-ups of the virus in the Ebola-affected countries.
As part of an awareness campaign launched by Doctors Without Borders in October 2014, the photographer and filmmaker Peter Casaer captured these portraits of aid-workers and filmed the documentary "Affliction". Shot in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, "Affliction" draws the progress of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and shows the impact the virus has had on patients, village leaders, and local and international aid workers.
The discussion panel « Ebola: A Game Change in Global Health? » will be held on Thursday 21 January at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. It will focus on priority reforms that are required in the governance of global health in the aftermath of the Ebola Crisis.