The CDC estimates that the number of Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million within just four months, in a worst-case scenario. It is a potential catastrophe of stunning proportions - but it is also a disease outbreak that can be contained with swift, coordinated international coordination among governments, NGOs and communities.
The crisis is not one that only affects Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. What can and should Americans be doing to prepare for and to address the implications of this crisis? How will current funding be used, and what are the funding gaps?
To answer these and other questions, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Philanthropy New York, in cooperation with the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, is hosting a webinar: "How Philanthropy Can Act to Stop the Ebola Crisis."
Join us for this timely conversation on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Time / 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
Panelists will include:
• Marine Buissionere, Director, Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations
• Isaac Benowitz, MD, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Bureau of Communicable Disease, NYC DOH and Mental Hygiene
• Bob Ottenhoff, (Moderator) President and CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
• David Whalen, Chief Development Officer, Partners In Health