Global Health Chronicles

Lise Martel

David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Global Health Chronicles


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00:00:34 - Youth and education

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Partial Transcript: Can you tell me when and where you were born?

Keywords: aspirations; career; dreams; father; mother; paper; parents; social psychology; travel

Subjects: Canada; Europe; Guyana; Hawaii; Nova Scotia; Queb́ec (Queb́ec); South America

00:04:41 - Introduction to public health

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Partial Transcript: Then I met someone who was doing public health.

Keywords: PhD; communication; emergency preparedness; emergency response; master of public health (MPH); public health; travel; volunteering; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)

Subjects: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.); Emory University; Haiti; Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010; Hawaii; Pacific islands

00:13:55 - Initial Ebola response deployment to Ivory Coast

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember what you were doing immediately before the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

Keywords: emergency preparation; monitoring

Subjects: Conakry (Guinea); Côte d'Ivoire

00:16:33 - First Ebola work in Guinea

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Partial Transcript: Tell me about what happens when you arrive in Conak—Conakry immediately?

Keywords: CDD Foundation; S. Keita; country offices; direct patient care; emergency response centers (EOCs); intensity; urgency

Subjects: Guinea; chaos

00:25:47 - Helping Guinea navigate the world of international aid

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Partial Transcript: I love hearing about that role of facilitating and trying to make the whole system work better.

Keywords: S. Keita; aid; funding; money

Subjects: CDC Foundation; United States. Agency for International Development; United States. Department of Health and Human Services

00:29:49 - People with whom worked

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Partial Transcript: Now as you’re saying, CDC, there weren’t as many of you in Guinea as there were, as there would be in Sierra Leone and even in Liberia.

Keywords: B. Dahl; DRC; Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP); M. Worrell; S. Moke; T. Frieden; community resistance; country offices; deployers; drivers; emergency operations centers (EOCs); refugees; team leads; technical advisors; technical assistance; work conditions

Subjects: Congo (Democratic Republic); French language; Haiti; Public Health Agency of Canada; Zika Virus

00:38:33 - Working with Dr. Sakoba Keita

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Partial Transcript: I know you told a funny story about Dr. Sakoba, and how he called you CDC for a while before he knew your name.

Keywords: S. Keita; ThermoFlash; community trust; education; schools; students; thermometers

Subjects: Guinea; Koroma, Ernest Bai, 1953-

00:43:51 - The relationship between CDC and WHO in Guinea

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Partial Transcript: Can I ask also how you would characterize the relationship between CDC and WHO at various times in the response?

Keywords: S. Keita; WHO; country offices; data; databases; partners; surveillance

Subjects: UNICEF; World Health Organization

00:47:39 - Guinea's extended epidemic/Scientific initiatives to learn about Ebola

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Partial Transcript: One thing I wanted to make sure that I ask, though, is when you look at the epi curves of the three countries, Guinea’s seems a little more extended, right?

Keywords: WHO; chains of transmission; communication; epidemiology; geography; partners; ring vaccination; science; sexual transmission; vaccines

Subjects: Ebola virus disease; Forécariah (Guinea : Region); World Health Organization

00:52:53 - Final reflections on the epidemic/The near future, living in Guinea

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Partial Transcript: I’m going to ask just broadly, and this might be hard to answer because it’s so broad, but when you look back on your experience

Keywords: Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP); capacity building; community resilience; compromise; culture; developing countries; drivers; electricity; infection prevention and control (IPC); infrastructure; peace; personal protective equipment (PPE); poverty; power; security

Subjects: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.); Condé, Alpha