Mission Statement

A group established to facilitate a mobilised and coordinated
private sector response to the Ebola virus disease in West Africa 

The scale of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented.
The need for a coordinated and massive global response has been identified and
international institutions, organisations, governments, non-governmental organisations,
and the private sector are mobilising as part of these efforts. 

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Latest News

No More Epidemics

28/09/15

Statement of Support

As the 70th United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York, NY to endorse the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is leading conversations on universal health coverage, resilient health systems, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), partnerships, and women's and children's health.

The EPSMG Secretariat is proud to voice support for the campaign No More Epidemics, and has the pleasure to announce that Chair of the EPSMG, Alan Knight, was in attendance at the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York where the No More Epidemics campaign and its commitment to action, was announced.

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Sierra Leone quarantines hundreds after new Ebola death

16/09/15

Aljazeera | September 16, 2015

Health authorities in Sierra Leone have quarantined almost 700 people as they battled to contain a new outbreak of Ebola which killed a 16-year-old girl. The teenager died on Sunday in a rural suburb of the city of Makeni in the country's north that had not recorded a single case of the deadly virus in nearly six months. "Over 680 people in the village of Robureh are now under a 21-day quarantine," Amadu Thullah, a spokesman for the local Ebola response centre told AFP news agency on Tuesday. Read more

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Fighting Ebola With a Palm-Sized DNA Sequencer

16/09/15

The Atlantic | September 16, 2015

When Lauren Cowley arrived in Guinea in June 2015, the country was still trying to contain the record-breaking Ebola epidemic that had begun in early 2014. With several new cases cropping up every week, epidemiologists had to work frantically to track the skeins of the virus as they threaded from one person to another. Read more

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Resources

Events

  • 27/09/15 New York, NY - The Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2015 will feature plenary session on Investing in Prevention and Resilient Health Systems.
  • 13/08/15 Partnering to Build a More Resilient West Africa - Join us for a conversation on August 13 at 10:00 am EST with John Mark Winfield, USAID Mission Director to Liberia; Dr. Alan Knight, General Manager for Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal and Chair of EPSMG; among other experts to discuss the role of partnerships in accelerating recovery efforts in communities affected by the Ebola outbreak. www.usaid.gov/ebola/gda