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Book Launch: Getting to Zero
Sierra Leone – Ireland Partnership and the Irish Forum for Global Health are proud to host Dr Sinéad Walsh and Dr Oliver Johnson for the launch of their book Getting to Zero: A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Fronline. This free event is being kindly hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and will be launched by RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane.
The book launch will be followed by a drinks reception.
About the Authors
Dr Walsh served as Ireland’s ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia at the height of the Ebola epidemic, while also serving as the Head of Mission for Irish Aid. She worked for Concern Worldwide and Human Rights Watch in countries across the globe before joining Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2009. In 2016-17 she was a senior visiting fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
Dr Oliver Johnson OBE was Country Director for King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, where he played a key role in the response to the Ebola epidemic. He previously worked as Director of Strategy and Teaching Fellow at the King’s Centre for Global Health and as Policy Director for the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He is currently a visiting lecturer at King’s College London.
Praise for Getting to Zero
‘Takes us behind the scenes to the harrowing frontlines of the Ebola epidemic – highlighting a set
of lessons that an inter-connected world would ignore at our peril. A compelling read.’ Samantha Power,
former US Ambassador to the UN (2013–2017)
‘A brave, bold, yet humble account from the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. This is vital reading to help us all do better next time’ – David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee