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Ebola and Disability: What are the long term implications?

Ebola and Disability: What are the long term implications?

This exciting panel discussion will explore the current evidence on the long term implications on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) survivors. Our speakers will outline the history and current knowlege in this important area, presenting evidence from both a survivor clinic in Sierra Leone and original research from Liberia amongst people with disabilities.

The seminar will be followed by a reception in the Manson Foyer.

About the Speakers:

Judith Glynn is a Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM and will open the seminar by setting the scene on disability and Ebola.

Dr Samantha Roper is a clinical doctor who visited Sierra Leone several times throughout the EVD epidemic, working at Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre and establishing an MSF Survivors Clinic. She will share her experiences and evidence of sequalae amongst survivors attending the clinic.

Tim Coldbourn is a Lecturer in Global Health at the UCL Institute for Global Health. He will present preliminary findings from an ESRC/DFID-funded research project which examines the comparative wellbeing of persons with and without disabilities in five districts of Libera and the impact of the Ebola Crisis on people with disabilities, which he is undertaking in collaboration with Maria Kett and colleagues at the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL.

If coming from outside the school, please sign in at reception when you arrive, and a member from the Disability Centre will be waiting in the foyer to accompany you to the theatre.

For more information about the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), including the full schedule of seminars in the series, please see our website:

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