The GET consortium is working with international collaborators with a goal of providing strategic recommendations and research capacity to respond to highly infectious emerging pathogens as evidenced in the current ebola outbreak. The Consortium creates the opportunity for a rapid, informed, response strategy by providing advice and guidance to governments and organizations and stakeholders in African countries acting as a point of reference for international funding and aid agencies.
The workshops done on the fight against Ebola are as listed;
The conference was held to accelerate the support for recovering Ebola patients, survivors and for the evaluation of potential treatment and vaccines in West Africa. The meeting outcome can be seen in the Dakar Declaration and the resulting resolutions which clearly outlines the physical and human capacity deficiencies in most African sub-regions.
The focus was “stigma” and the resulting hardship faced by survivors. The success of this workshop resulted in a growth from 500 to 800 survivors’ registering with ESAL- January 2015