Global Health Chronicles

Dr. Joel Montgomery

David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Global Health Chronicles


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00:00:00 - Work in Peru and Kenya

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Partial Transcript: This is Sam Robson here with Dr. Joel Montgomery.

Keywords: Center for Global Health (CGH); Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP); Global Disease Detection (GDD); Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA); K. De Cock; NAMRU-6; Naval Medical Research Unit; children; emerging infectious diseases; flu; respiratory; typhoid

Subjects: East Africa; Kenya; Kibera (Kenya); Marburg virus disease; Peru; influenza

00:10:10 - Work on monkeypox outbreaks during Epidemic Intelligence Service

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Partial Transcript: But prior to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, did you know much about West Africa, generally?

Keywords: Gambian pouched rat; exotic pets; pet trade

Subjects: Africa, West; Ghana; Monkeypox

00:13:39 - Tracing an Ebola case from Lofa County to Monrovia, Liberia/Missing cases

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Partial Transcript: As I mentioned, we’re filling little gaps in. You’ve had an interview with Mark Honigsbaum before, and a previous one with me, so I’ll probably skip around a little bit chronologically here.

Keywords: B. Peterson; M. Honigsbaum; Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MHSW); contact tracing; fear; hiding; internal migration; motorcycles; taxis

Subjects: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; Lofa County (Liberia); Monrovia (Liberia); Samaritan's Purse (Organization)

00:18:21 - Advising on the construction of the first ELWA Ebola treatment unit

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Partial Transcript: Another question I have is, you were involved with some of the early discussions leading up to the building of ELWA, the first ELWA, with Samaritan’s Purse in Monrovia.

Keywords: CDC; Ebola treatment units (ETUs); K. Brantly; MSF; WHO; architecture; holding centers; hospitals; isolation units; partners; transportation

Subjects: Brantly, Kent; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.); ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa); Medecins sans frontieres (Association); Samaritan's Purse (Organization); World Health Organization

00:21:41 - Meeting old colleagues/Infection control

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Partial Transcript: I want to ask about people you’ve worked with throughout your three deployments. It didn’t go to four over the last few months, did it?

Keywords: A. Duse; Global Disease Detection (GDD); Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA); Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MHSW); WHO; burials; cleansing; cultures; dead body management; hospital-acquired infections (HAIs); infection prevention and control (IPC); infectiousness; laboratory capacity; mining; nosocomial infections; rituals

Subjects: Angola; Marburg virus disease; South Africa; University of Pretoria; World Health Organization

00:30:29 - Working as CDC liaison to the US Department of Defense

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Partial Transcript: One thing I want to make sure we get to is, in your third deployment--and I suppose it was October 2014?

Keywords: AFRICOM; Ebola treatment units (ETUs); G. Volesky; H. Rosling; J. Tappero; Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MHSW); US military; WHO; construction; culture; exfil; holding facilities; infil; isolation units; laboratories; lessons learned; logisticians; logistics; optics; public relations; safety; sample transport; shipping; specimen transport; transportation

Subjects: United States. Africa Command; United States. Air Force; United States. Department of Defense; World Health Organization

00:42:48 - Kenyan FETP residents aiding the West African Ebola response

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Partial Transcript: Because you were coming from Kenya, there were--were there a fair number of Kenyan FETP people who went to West Africa?

Keywords: Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP); S. Otipo; experience; logistics; quarantine; safety

Subjects: Kenya

00:47:55 - Partnership with Samaritan's Purse, International Medical Corps, and other NGOs

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Partial Transcript: Are there any other local NGOs, any individuals specifically who you worked with really closely, who come to mind and who you could describe a little bit?

Keywords: IMC; K. Brantly; MSF; holding facilities; isolation units; nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); transportation

Subjects: Brantly, Kent; International Medical Corps; Medecins sans frontieres (Association); Samaritan's Purse (Organization)

00:52:43 - Work since the West African Ebola response

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Partial Transcript: Take me up to now, if you don’t mind.

Keywords: B. Marston; Ebola-Affected Countries Office (EACO); Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP); Global Disease Detection (GDD); Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA); NCEZID; NCIRD; One Health; acute febrile illness; capacity building; country offices; funding; global health; laboratory capacity; money

Subjects: Africa, West; National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.); National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.)