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Roundtable on Public Health Emergencies and the Risk to Business and Communities

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Roundtable on Public Health Emergencies and the Risk to Business and Communities

Time: March 17, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Law Firm of Pepper Hamilton
City/Town: Washington, D.C.
Event Type: roundtable
Organized By: J. J. Messner
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2016

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Join us for our next Human Rights & Business Roundtable meeting which will take place on Thursday, March 17.

Pandemics such as Ebola can become serious public health crises, as was seen recently in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. But they can also become serious security issues as well, both in terms of the authorities’ ability to keep order, but also for business operations. This problem can become even more acute in remote locations, where a company site may have the only functioning health clinic for miles around, and companies that may be in a state of lock-down might be confronted by local communities desperate for help.

This roundtable will examine how public health crises can represent a serious security risk for companies and communities, with an emphasis on the need for robust emergency preparedness.
 

Panelists

Dr. Dennis Carroll
Director,
Global Health Security and Development,
U.S. Agency for International Development


Mark Reading
Managing Director,
Terra Nova Solutions, Sierra Leone


Further panelists to be confirmed

Where and When

Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 17, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5.00pm

Please join us also for a small cocktail reception following the Roundtable.

RSVP

Please RSVP to Hannah Blyth at hblyth@fundforpeace.org.



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