Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic

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Like no other event in recent history, the 2014 Ebola outbreak has made clear the fragility of existing health systems. While responding to the current epidemic is critical, we also have an opportunity to learn lessons to prevent the next global health catastrophe, forge partnerships across borders and disciplines, and demonstrate our commitment to value all human lives.

This four-week course provides the context in which to understand the Ebola outbreak -- why now, and why did so many people suffer and die? The course lays out the global governance structure -- what was the global response supposed to look like, and where did it fail? 

The course will feature practitioners, experts, and scholars who will focus on cultivating a better understanding of the Ebola epidemic and implications for future health systems to ensure that the world is more effective in preventing the next pandemic.

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PATIENCE SAMUEL

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 5 months ago
It has been a pleasure studying in this course, i have been enjoyed it so far. Health as been a topic i really want to much about and this as been a good knowledge. Quality is truly an issue in the health system over time. The videos are moderate and clear. the topics are straight to the point and in good summary. The course grading is also good.
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Bianca C. Adarraga

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 10 months ago
I really enjoy this important course about Lessons from Ebola, the professor Dr. Ashish K. Jha and their HarvardX: PH557 team are excellent they were always there to answer to our questions. I recommend this course to everyone, I'm a health care nurse and this course will increase my overall knowledge about Ebola and to understand what has been learned to help us all in the future.
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DR.SHEHU MUHAMMAD

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 10 months ago
I found this very course so exiting and educatable focus on the approach to the outbreak response My Capacity had built up to level of awareness Tutors are so user friendly and they always welcome all our questions and responded quickly Acknowledge
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Rhoda Kamchacha

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
The course content is really satisfying and the tutor has been excellent not only in his presentation but also in his selection of teams and contributors in interviews. I would further recommend and inclusion of some health personnel from those unaffected countries so that we can know what they could have done. Any better than Nigeria, Liberia, Siera Leon and Guinea? What was the magnitude of their preparation in relation to their population with poor healthcare system?
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Rodrigo Somma

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
I Love Harvard courses especially, great teacher Ashish Jha that explains very clearly using his interviews with top experts . I strongly recommend this course with a wide range of clear analysis of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the lessons of the past to better manage emerging diseases to a pandemic or even epidemic emergencies.
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2 years, 11 months ago
Dr. Jha is an excellent instructor, who brings in the best scientists in the world to discuss this important topic. Thank you Harvard for another fabulous MOOC for those who are interested in this topic. It has been very instructive on this important issue.
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