Debate following the screening of the film Survivors in Vega Kino 3, 18:00
The summer of 2014 a devastating Ebola epidemic spread in West Africa. It developed into an international crisis, leaving more than 11 000 dead. The local health service was not equipped to deal with a crisis of such magnitude, and yet the local health workers were the core response in the fight against the spread, with enormous personal risk. How can a country still suffering the consequences of civil war, lacking infrastructure and struggling with poverty, mobilize in such a situation? How does the epidemic affect the society and the relation to neighbouring countries? What was the collaboration between the local heath workers and the international organisations like?
Arthur Pratt, Director of Survivors
Tonje Tingberg, Norwegian Red Cross
Sissel Overvoll, nurse and field worker with MSF Norway
Moderator: Ruth Prince, Associate Professor at the University of Oslo
In cooperation with Centre for Global Health- UiO
and Medicins Sans Frontieres Norway (Leger uten grenser)