Last week, Masters of Public Health students attended a teach-in to educate themselves about the Ebola epidemic. The event was hosted by fellow students who are members of the Fort Collins Engage chapter of Partners in Health, an international non-profit working on the forefront of the epidemic in West Africa. Students presented on a variety of topics, including the virology of Ebola, the historical background of West Africa, a timeline of the 2014 epidemic, current social, economic, and political conditions, and international response to the epidemic. The group then held a discussion about possible interventions, the efficacy of aid, and how individuals can get involved to help.
The Fort Collins Engage chapter of Partners in Health is continuing to raise money for Ebola relief and will host a candlelight vigil for Ebola victims later in the semester. To donate to Partner In Health’s Ebola Response, please visit https://donate.pih.org/pages/donate/our-ebola-response?subsource=quizlightbox.