Feb 17 2015 12:00pm to Feb 17 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

#StopEbola: What Nigeria did right

with Berkman Affiliate, Aimee Corrigan

On July 20, 2014 the Ebola outbreak landed in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. Public health officials warned that an outbreak could be catastrophic in Lagos, a densely populated city of 21 million. 19 confirmed cases left 11 dead from the disease, but Nigeria’s nightmare scenario never occurred. Within three months, the World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola-free, deeming the nation's efforts to contain the disease a "spectacular success story”. What can we learn from Nigeria? And how can these strategies be utilized in public health challenges in Africa and beyond?

Feb 3 2015 12:00pm to Feb 3 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Development in the Digital Age: The role of online platforms & payments in enabling entrepreneurship in emerging markets

featuring Usman Ahmed (ebay), Jake Colvin (Global Innovation Forum), and Althea Erickson (Etsy)

Join representatives from the Global Innovation Forum, eBay and Etsy to explore the opportunities for economic development that the Internet unlocks, and the specific challenges that global entrepreneurs and micromultinationals in developing countries face. This event will be webcast live at 12PM ET.

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