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Ebola: Responding to the Human Security Crisis

A GCSP Public Discussion

With experts from Médecins sans Frontières and International SOS

In association with:
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GCSP – Maison de la paix

The outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa is the most severe public health emergency in recent times. In the United States, President Obama has designated it a national security priority, deploying over 3,000 military personnel to Liberia in an effort to contain the disease. The head of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan, says the outbreak has implications for international peace and security. In West Africa, the three most affected countries struggle with the economic and social consequences of the disease, including the collapse of primary health care and education.

To address both the health and human security aspects of the Ebola crisis, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy hosted experts from Médecins sans Frontières and International SOS to discuss recent developments in West Africa and the current state of the international community’s response.


Mr Bruno Jochum
Director General
Médecins sans Frontières Suisse (MSF)

Dr Yann Rouaud
Regional Medical Director
Paris Assistance Centre
International SOS


Dr Carl Ungerer
Head of the Leadership Crisis and Conflict Management Programme, GCSP

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