Findings of the Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola

CEFDate: Monday, 23 November 2015
Time: 9:30 am 12:30 pm
Venue: Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG, UK
Type of event: Panel Discussion

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Harvard Global Health Institute convened in 2014 an Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola to review the response to the crisis and offer recommendations on what reforms are needed to strengthen the system, rebuild confidence and prevent future disasters.

The panel’s report will be published in The Lancet on 23 November 2015. This event will outline the report’s findings and recommendations and discuss its key themes.

Top global health journalists will lead conversations with panel members and key opinion leaders on the following issues explored in the report:

  • The keys to preventing and responding to major outbreaks
  • Invigorating outbreak-relevant R&D
  • How to rebuild trust in the global system, including the World Health Organization

Participants include:

  • Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet
  • Peter Piot, Chair of the Independent Panel and Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Suerie Moon, Study Director for the Panel, Harvard Global Health Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • J Soka Moses, Physician, Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, Liberia
  • David Heymann, Panel Member and Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House
  • Devi Sridhar, Panel Co-Chair and Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh
  • Marcel Tanner, Panel Member and Director Emeritus, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. The discussion will be on the record.

To register, please contact Rob Ewers at