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Governance for Global Health: Reflections on the Ebola Experience in West Africa



18:00 - 20:30


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Treatment area in Gueckedou, Guinea. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/Cosmos

Responses to the Ebola crisis in West Africa have shown major health and security challenges to managing global public health. 

The independent Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future has been tasked with producing a comprehensive report of options for improving governance and finance for matters of global health security. 

Focusing on the key themes of the Commission’s work: financing of public health, governance for global health, resilient health systems, and research and development of medical products, the event enabled a discussion with key stakeholders.  

Sir John Beddington FRS Chaired a panel of speakers including:

  • Dr Victor Dzau, President of The National Academy of Medicine, USA
  • Peter Sands (Commission Chair),  Former Group Chief Executive Officer Standard Chartered PLC and Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Prof Lawrence O. Gostin (Commission Member) University Professor, Georgetown University  and Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (tbc)
  • Prof Oyewale Tomori (Commission Vice-Chair), President, Nigerian Academy of Science, former Vice-Chancellor of Redeemer’s University, Nigeria and former Regional Virologist for the WHO Africa Region   
  • Dr Maria Freire (Commission Member), President of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, USA

Enquiries: contact the international team

Governance for Global Health: Reflections on the Ebola Experience in West Africa The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK