SOLD OUT - News & Views: Ebola and Public Health
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SOLD OUT - News & Views: Ebola and Public Health

Join us at Char Bar from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, to discuss Ebola and public health.

When: Thursday, August 29
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Char Bar
4050 Pennsylvania Avene, #150
Kansas City, Missouri  64111
United States
Contact: Matthew Hughes
(816) 423-2632

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About News & Views
Today, international news stories can change from minute to minute, and lectures and panel discussions can’t always dive in to the latest developments. News & Views, a new conversation-based series from the International Relations Council, brings together a small group of community members for respectful, substantive discussion around one of that week’s top international new stories. Facilitated by a seasoned member of the International Relations Council, the group meets in different informal settings around town, like a happy hour on the Plaza, for a guided conversation about a topic and articles that we’ll share just a few days in advance. Individuals of all backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are welcome – we just ask that you bring an open mind, thoughtful questions, and common courtesy. Registration is free but helps us with planning; individuals cover their own food and drinks.


Topic for August 29 News & Views
Ebola and Public Health: Join us on Thursday, August, 29, as we discuss the recent Ebola outbreak and what it means for international public health. Though the current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has received much less publicity than the recent West African outbreak, there is real danger that it will spread more broadly and it has devastated local populations.


About the Facilitator
Dr. Nathan Bahr is an assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of Kansas. In addition to seeing patients with all types of infectious conditions and teaching medical trainees, Dr. Bahr conducts research funded by the National Institutes of Health related to improving the diagnosis of tuberculosis meningitis and histoplasmosis. Dr. Bahr's research is conducted locally and in Uganda and he has active research collaborations around the world. Dr. Bahr spent a significant portion of his training in Uganda where his meningitis work is conducted as part of a multi-disciplinary, international team - he continues to visit Uganda frequently.

Suggested Readings

Ebola Dashboard RDC
Ebola Just Spread Into Uganda. It May Soon Become an Emergency.

The Current Ebola Outbreak and the U.S. Role: An Explainer
The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Co

Uganda Declared Ebola-Free by the World Health Organisation

UNICEF Ramps Up Ebola Prevention Efforts as South Sudan Assessed as "High-Risk" Country 


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