Harvard Global Health Institute and others convene independent panel on response to Ebola

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The Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola is holding its inaugural meeting in Boston this weekend. It will analyze the major weaknesses in the global health system exposed by the Ebola outbreak, and offer workable recommendations for medium- to long-term institutional changes required to address them. The panel is co-sponsored by the Harvard Global Health Institute and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Over the course of several meetings in 2015, the panel will assess thematic areas including: leadership, coordination and advocacy; international rules; financing; operational response and operational research; and health technology R&D.

The complete list of panelists follows:

Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Chair)
Ashish Jha, Harvard Global Health Institute/Harvard School of Public Health (Co-chair)
Muhammad Pate, Duke Global Health Institute (Co-chair)
Devi Sridhar, Edinburgh Medical School (Co-chair)
Suerie Moon, Harvard Global Health Institute/Harvard School of Public Health/Harvard Kennedy School (Study Director)
Chelsea Clinton, Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation
Sophie Delaunay, Médecins Sans Frontières
Valnora Edwin, Campaign for Good Governance
Mosoka Fallah, Action Contre La Faim International (ACF)
David Fidler, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Eric Goosby, University of California, San Francisco
Larry Gostin, Georgetown University
David Heymann, Chatham House
Kelley Lee, Simon Fraser University
Gabriel Leung, The University of Hong Kong
Steve Morrison, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Jorge Saavedra, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Elhadj As Sy, International Federation of Red Cross Societies
Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute