Hi Gavin, looks great - I was in Liberia in Oct/Nov and again in January, and actually met Margaret Lamunu there! Also worked with Hans Rosling as well as lots of people from WHO and CDC: https://twitter.com/hansrosling/status/542697372963586049
Still supporting their use of DHIS2 for cases and contacts: https://ebola.dhis2.org, and there are also some tentative plans to expand beyond Ebola into surveillance more generally (pending funding). We’d certainly be interested in knowing more about the programs you mentioned in the other email.
Delighted to know you will be applying for the new position.
On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 2:06 PM, Gavin Macgregor-Skinner firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Hi Andrea and Knut
Congressional Forum on Ebola and Building Resilient Communities will be held on Feb 25 and the RSVP is by Monday, Feb 23 to Monica Herman. I am participating on the forum and will be talking about information management systems, gaps in connectivity and gaps in critical data for decision making. See announcement below.
From: Herman, Monica
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2015 3:57 PM
Subject: Save the Date: Ebola Forum
The United States and other countries have a deep interest in mitigating the Ebola threat, and Congress is responsible for oversight of Ebola emergency funds. To sharpen Congressional ability to determine the most effective policies to combat this disease, please join us at a Congressional Forum on Ebola featuring panel discussions among leading experts involved with Ebola response, global health and international development.
Forum speakers will explore successful policy approaches in depth, and discuss what has worked to ensure effective and efficient Ebola response strategies. Experts will be on hand to provide valuable insights into meeting the challenges of developing sustainable programs for resilient communities that can successfully respond to and recover from Ebola.
Come hear the good news about cost-effective, scalable programs that can save lives from the scourge of Ebola and address other global health crises.
Congressional Forum on Ebola
“Building Resilient Communities: Ebola and Global Health Crises—Where We Need to Go”
25 February 2015
Cannon Caucus Room 345
2:00 to 4:00 PM
Refreshments will be served
** Moderator: Brady Deaton, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Missouri-Columbia, Executive Director of the Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, Chair of Bureau for International Food and Agriculture Development (USAID) CONFIRMED**
David Nabarro: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s Special Envoy for Ebola (Senior United Nations System Coordinator on Ebola virus disease) CONFIRMED
Bockari Kortu Stevens: Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United States CONFIRMED
Tjada D’Oyen McKenna: Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future, and Assistant to the Administrator in the USAID’s Bureau for Food Security CONFIRMED
Tom Inglesby: Chief Executive Officer and Director of the University of Pittsburg Center for Health Security CONFIRMED
Gavin MacGregor-Skinner: Elizabeth R. Griffin Foundation and Assistant Professor the Pennsylvania State University Department of Public Health Sciences CONFIRMED
Jolene Mullins: Liberia Lead, Project Concern International CONFIRMED
Shannon Scribner: Humanitarian Policy Team Lead, Oxfam America CONFIRMED
Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, Congressional Research Service: Specialist in Global Health, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, CONFIRMED
Please join us in a thought-provoking afternoon of dialogue on this important public health issue.
Please RSVP by Monday, February 23rd to Monica Herman, at Monica.Herman@mail.house.gov
Office of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
1514 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
T: 202.225.4806 │ F: 202.225.5686
Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo