Sub-Saharan Africa

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In 2014 in Sierra Leone, the Ebola epidemic killed the doctor in charge of Sierra Leone’s largest Ebola isolation ward. Dr. Oliver Johnson stepped in to keep the ward open. Sinead Walsh, Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone was simultaneously working to scale up the international response.

This event will run from 4:30 - 6:00 

On Thursday, October 4th, Nadia Murad accepted the Third Annual Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award, presented by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. As a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, she noted the value of receiving this award from humanitarians who she felt truly understand her work.

Ossama Zaqqout is an experienced Public Health Professional with MPH in Global Health from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. He is specialized in public health emergencies and humanitarian response, with a demonstrated history of working in emergency and disaster contexts such Palestine (Gaza), Syrian borders, Jordan, and Libya.

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