Since January, BCCIC has been holding a series of roundtables throughout the province that brought together local dignitaries, health officials, medical
professionals, civil society, academics, and concerned global citizens to contribute to the formulation of a document that articulates British Columbians’ recommendations around this issue.
The recent Ebola crisis has exposed the weaknesses in the health systems of the three most affected countries – Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – and has exposed the challenges of both humanitarian response and long-term development priorities. This policy brief focuses on the impact of the virus and recommendations for future response.
BCCIC held six community roundtables in Prince George, Nelson/Kootenays, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vancouver, and the Comox Valley between January 19, 2015 and March 17, 2015. Attendees included BCCIC members, community leaders, and international development actors. Participants were asked to consider the role of global citizenship as part of a national and international Ebola response policy, with a focus on how the efforts of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working around the issue can be supported.
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