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Ebola Response - Saving Healthcare Workers

Locations: Liberia 
Topics: Education, Emergency Response

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia began in the spring of 2014 and by June 2015 had claimed over 4800 lives. Tragically, many frontline health care workers (HCWs) were affected, with over 390 cases and 189 fatalities reported in Liberia. The Ebola outbreak severely strained...

Recupera Chile GHRecupera Chile - Post-Tsunami Recovery

Location: Chile
Topics: Emergency Response, Mental Health

On February 27, 2010, a devastating earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile. Registering a magnitude of 8.8, the quake also triggered a tsunami that ravaged the Chilean coast. By the day’s end there were hundreds dead and more than 1.5 million people displaced from their homes. In response to this disaster, Dr. Judith Palfrey, the Department of Medicine’s Global Pediatric Program Director, helped to form Recupera Chile..