The Geneva Health Forum (GHF), created by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, will be held from 19 to 21 April 2016 at the CICG. Recognized as one of the main events of this kind in Europe, the GHF is a place for dialogue and major exchanges between field practitioners, university hospitals, international organizations and NGOs as well as the public and private sectors.
This sixth edition, entitled « Global Health: Sustainable and Affordable Innovations in Healthcare », will bring together the greatest experts in the field and give a voice to those active on the frontlines of global health. Among a wide range of issues, this year's program will showcase the numerous ethical dilemmas the healthcare sector had to face during the Ebola virus disease outbreak.
The severity of the West Africa Ebola epidemic saw MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) launch one of the largest emergency operations in its history. MSF responded in the three most affected countries - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia – and also to the spread of cases to Nigeria, Senegal and Mali. According to the Ebola 2014-2015 Facts & Figures report, the organization employed nearly 4'000 national staff and more than 325 international staff at the peak of the epidemic. 10'310 patients were admitted to its centres of which 5'201 were confirmed Ebola cases, representing one-third of all WHO-confirmed cases.
In August 2014, Ezekial was confirmed Ebola free and discharged from MSF's ELWA 3 Ebola management centre in Monrovia, Liberia. Shortly after he was informed, he said « I'm going to go play football today ».