Ebola remains a significant threat in Africa and outbreaks are common and frequent. This knowledge community is here to connect research teams with each other and to share resources, methods, training and recommendations from their research.

Between 2014 and 2016 West Africa experienced the largest outbreak since the discovery of the disease in 1976, resulting in more cases and deaths than all other previous outbreaks combined. 

On August 1st 2019 it was officially declared that an Ebola outbreak was occurring in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of The Democratic Republic of Congo. There have been over 2,500 confirmed cases and health workers are battling to keep the disease contained. This is being classed as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by WHO and is the second largest outbreak since the one in 2016. 

Ethical responses to Ebola: applying lessons learned

This seminar was chaired by Ross Upshur and featured panelists Gloria Mason Ross, David K. Kaawa-Mafigiri, and Jerome Singh, and looked at how lessons from previous Ebola outbreaks can contribute to embedding ethics in responses to the current and future ebolavirus outbreaks.