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Chief Medical Officer of Liberia Speaks on Post-Ebola Liberia – Vancouver, BC, June 22, 2015

Published on Jun 24, 2015

Korle­Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) in partnership with the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) welcomed Dr. Kateh, Chief Medical Officer of Liberia to Vancouver in June 2015.

While the largest Ebola outbreak in history has been quelled, there is much that remains to be done to prevent future outbreaks and rebuild the Liberian healthcare system.

An expert in disaster preparedness, Dr. Francis Kateh, Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, offers insight into the 2014/15 Ebola outbreak and discusses the importance of what lies ahead.

Liberia was declared Ebola free on May 9, 2015, meaning 42 days had passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried. At the peak of transmission last summer, Liberia had been reporting between 300 and 400 new cases a week.