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The response to the emergence of Ebola in Africa has posed challenges to the World Health Organization (WHO). This presentation will provide a description of the environment at the WHO during the months of October and November 2014. Dr. Lee will outline the roles of volunteers in such major emergencies. He will also provide insights from his observations of what qualities and previous experience are needed in emergency situations like Ebola.
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Speaker: Dr. Robert Kendal Lee
Currently, Dr. Robert Kendal Lee is the regional manager of the WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework (PIP) for the Americas. Previously, Dr. Lee was the manager of the Emergency Operations Center at PAHO HQ 2006-2010 and the former UKCOTS HIV advisor to the Caribbean Epidemiology Center in Trinidad.
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