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South African Minister of Health on Ebola Epidemic

Invited by the Centre for Global Health of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Dr. Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health of the Republic of South Africa, delivered a lecture ‘Impact of Ebola Epidemic in South Africa and the African Continent’ on 8 September.

The recent outbreak of the Ebola viral disease (EVD) in multiple West Africa countries has greatly threatened the lives of many with about 4,269 cases and 2,288 deaths reported by 8 September 2014. As of this moment, there has been no reported case of EVD in South Africa. In the lecture, Dr. Motsoaledi provided in-depth information and an analysis regarding the situation of the Ebola epidemic, its spread and the preventative measures in West Africa, and addressed the indirect impact of Ebola on South Africa and the African continent as a whole.

The lecture attracted an audience of over 150, including representatives from the South African Consulate General, the Spanish Consulate General, the Department of Health, the Hospital Authority, as well as scholars, researchers, and professionals from the field of public health.


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