The DAKAR DECLARATION and RESOLUTIONS were developed. Many of the resolutions have been acted upon since that meeting driving a systematic agenda in the sub-Region.
At the highly successful and productive first African Voices and Leadership EBOLA meeting organized by the same partnership on the 18th January 2015 in Dakar, the DAKAR DECLARATION and RESOLUTIONS were developed. Many of the resolutions have been acted upon since that meeting driving a systematic agenda in the sub-Region.
Essentially the Declaration outlined the severe lack of infrastructure and technical capacity for an indigenous response mechanism to contain a biological threat from a highly infectious pathogen. This also explains our almost complete dependence on the developed world for support and the loss of the opportunity to address our own issues, gain experience and derive biotechnological sustainable capacity, knowledge and intellectual property. As a result this 2nd meeting will have much to report on since then.
Share experiences, best practices, and challenges in addressing Zoonotic Disease in both the animal and human sectors in Africa.
Identify regional and international opportunities for collaboration in support of zoonotic disease prevention and control.
Fast track a harmonised African Strategy to address the plethora of globally dispersed and regional Ebola related samples and data currently not thoroughly inventoried.
Opportunity to present the latest breaking research activity and Collaborations from this Ebola outbreak.
Advance the discussion on a Vaccine Strategy for the Ebola belt of Africa.
Open a discussion on Science communication and its role in preventing and curtailing opportunities for public health crises emanating from EID.