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Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will

Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will

Special Curator Tours

Ebola Exhibit

Mike Jensen

 

Join Louise E. Shaw, Curator, David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a special tour.

Time
12:30PM

Dates
Nov 3rd, Nov 15th, Dec 1st, Dec 13th, Jan 5th, Jan 17th, Feb 2nd, Feb 14th

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required; RSVP to museum@cdc.gov.

Driver’s license or passport required for entry. Vehicle inspection required. Space is limited to 20 people per tour.

June 19, 2017 – May 25, 2018

This exhibition is a look at the historic 2014-16 epidemic in West Africa, the U.S., and around the world. The exhibition explores the early days of the outbreak; the heroic work of West African and international healthcare workers; how CDC worked with the governments of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and other partners; how America responded when Ebola reached the U.S.; and issues facing Ebola survivors, including stigma. CDC personnel deployed to West Africa assisted with the response efforts, and in Atlanta, thousands of CDC staff members provided logistics, communications, and management support.

The exhibition features artifacts, first-person audio testimonials, innovative health communication materials, and documentaries; stunning photographs by leading photojournalists, and images taken by CDC staff deployed to West Africa. The exhibition ends with an introspective look at “lessons learned” by CDC and its partners, and the efforts to create a public health and societal infrastructure that can conquer diseases such as Ebola before they become international public health emergencies.

EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will is organized and sponsored by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, the Center for Global Health, and the CDC Foundation.

CDC Responders: In Their Own Words

Regan Rickert-Hartman, MPH

Epidemiologist
Port Loko District, Sierra Leone


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Colin Basler, DVM, MPH

EIS Officer
Akron, OH


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A child in Liberia walks by a Red Sign that says

Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images


At the CDC lab in Bo, Sierra Leone, 53 CDC laboratorians working in teams of four tested 26,254 samples for 406 days straight. Here CDC laboratorians test blood samples for Ebola in the hot lab in Bo, Sierra Leone. Photo by David Snyder, courtesy of the CDC Foundation

David Snyder, courtesy of the CDC Foundation


Children wash their hands using a UNICEF hand-washing station in Conakry on January 19, 2015, the day schools reopened in Guinea. Photo by Martine Perret, courtesy of UNMEER

Martine Perret, courtesy of UNMEER

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