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Published on Mar 24, 2017
In 2014 and 2015, Liberia was devastated by the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. Fallah was at the front lines- tracing people who had been in contact with the virus and working to keep Liberians safe. Watch as he explains the power that lies within Liberian communities, who came together to overcome a deadly disease.
Epidemiologist: Dr. Mosoka Fallah is an epidemiologist and immunologist. He grew up in West Point, making his way to study microbiology and immunology at the University of Kentucky and a Masters in Pubic Health from Harvard University. During the Ebola crisis in Liberia, he played a leading role in fighting the virus through case detection, surveillance, contract tracing and case management. He was named as a TIME Person of the Year in 2014 and a leading global thinker by Foreign Policy Magazine in 2015.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx