Georgia State University and Emory University, in collaboration with the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announce the online exhibition EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will.
Developed by the CDC Museum in 2017, EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will explores the history of Ebola in West Africa, 2014-2016, and how CDC, global partners, governments, organizations, and individuals came together to stop an epidemic.
The digital format of this in-depth exhibition allows access to wider audiences, and enriches the experience with additional features, such as relevant documents and oral histories, a virtual tour, 3D objects, and interactive maps. Relevant lesson plans and curriculums will be added as they are developed.
Exploring the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic and the global response resonates today in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenges and lessons learned from Ebola echo in the current response, such as contact tracing, the importance of infection and prevention control, and training healthcare workers.
EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will was collaboratively produced by a team of faculty, staff, and students from three different institutions in Atlanta: the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Georgia State University, and Emory University. This includes Pitts Theology Library’s own Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian, Spencer Roberts!