CDC Update: Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Presented by Dr. Pratima Raghunathan, Ph.D, MPH has led outbreak response, science and public health programs in Africa and Asia throughout her global health career. As Senior Advisor to the Director of CDC’s Center for Global Health, she has been supporting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since August 2018, including three tours as the CDC Ebola Response Lead and the Disaster Assistance Response Team Deputy for Public Health. She will soon serve as CDC’s interim Country Director in the DRC. During the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, she served three months as CDC Ebola Response Team Lead in Guinea.

Presented 2: Before joining CDC, Dr. Raghunathan co-founded and served as Executive Director of a nonprofit organization, Sustainable Sciences Institute. She holds a BS in biochemistry from Yale, a PhD in biochemistry from UC San Francisco, and a Masters in Public Health in epidemiology from UC Berkeley.


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