December 12, 2016

MLK Symposium Health Sciences Lecture on Jan. 16 to feature expert on war and spread of Ebola virus

Mosoka Fallah is a leader in the fight against the Liberian epidemic that has claimed more than 4,000 lives since 2014

Mosoka Fallah

Mosoka Fallah, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H.

Mosoka Fallah, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H., will discuss “The Liberian Ebola Epidemic: Sounds of War and Sounds of Change,” at noon on Jan. 16 in Dow Auditorium in the Towsley Center in University Hospital.

Fallah’s talk is the Health Sciences Lecture of the University of Michigan’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. Leading the fight against the Liberian Ebola epidemic that has claimed more than 4,000 lives since 2014, Fallah serves as the Ebola emergency-response program manager for Action Contre la Faim (ACF)–Liberia.

In his presentation, Fallah will offer his perspective as a frontline worker on issues on the impact of war on health care infrastructure, service provision, disease surveillance and disease management systems. He also will offer a review and assessment of the impact of community mobilization, novel service delivery and the limits of efforts now designed to manage and reduce morbidity and mortality caused from the spread of the Ebola virus.

The lecture is sponsored by the Medical School, the schools of Dentistry, Kinesiology, Nursing, Public Health and Social Work, College of Pharmacy, Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research, Office for Health Equity and Inclusion and the U-M Hospitals and Health centers Human Resources.

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