Public Health System Improvements in Liberia Through Global Health Security Agenda

Emily Kainne Dokubo, MD, MPH

Dr. Dokubo is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director in Cameroon and a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. She began her career at CDC in 2011 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the Division of Global HIV & TB, supporting HIV surveillance and care and treatment programs in high-burden countries through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In support of CDC’s response to the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Dr. Dokubo served as a field epidemiologist in Sierra Leone and as outbreak response lead in Liberia. She played a crucial role in standing up a new CDC office in Liberia and supporting the Ministry of Health in its transition from outbreak response to health systems strengthening. As the CDC-Liberia Deputy Director for Programs, she provided technical direction for implementation of Global Health Security Agenda – aimed at strengthening the country’s capacity to prevent, rapidly detect and effectively respond to health threats.

Wednesday, March 14 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mission Hall, 2700
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Event Type

Lecture/Seminar

Affiliation

Global Health Sciences

Audience

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff

Campus

Mission Bay

Contact Info

celeste.rogers@ucsf.edu

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