Ebola hits course work


KIT currently runs its second ‘Analysis of Disrupted Health Systems’ course for 2014, this time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This proves to be an excellent location, making it much easier for participants from countries like Sudan, Somalia and South Sudan to attend. Participants consist of a rich mix of senior staff bringing in different perspectives. They come from health ministries, WHO and UNICEF offices, a range of different NGOs, and donor agencies.

Sharing experiences about working in disrupted environments

What participants have in common is that they have positions where they try to strengthen health systems in often very disrupted environments. The contexts in which they work are often related to chronic conflict, but the disruption might also have been caused by other factors, like the major earthquake in Haiti. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is obviously a major disruptor to health systems in the affected countries. A participant from Liberia brings in a lot of recent, real life examples.

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