Saran Kaba Jones, Founder & CEO of FACE Africa, spoke as part of an expert panel at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa on June 4th. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. It engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Saran was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the WEF in 2013.
The panel discussion focused on lessons and new approaches which can be learned from the Ebola epidemic to prepare Africa for future health challenges. The group addressed system failure, building community-level resilience and ways to enable private-sector responses.
FACE Africa played a pivotal role in Ebola response efforts in Liberia. The organization also partnered with Africa Responds, a collaborative platform through which African organizations and allies pool their resources, networks, and collective voices to respond to the Ebola outbreak.
Watch the panel discussion below:
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