Public Health System Improvements in Liberia through Global Health Security Agenda

Lecture
MH-2700

Emily Kainne Dokubo, MD, MPH is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director in Cameroon and a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. She began her career at CDC in 2011 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the Division of Global HIV & TB, supporting HIV surveillance and care and treatment programs in high-burden countries through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In support of CDC’s response to the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Dr. Dokubo served as a field epidemiologist in Sierra Leone and as outbreak response lead in Liberia. She played a crucial role in standing up a new CDC office in Liberia and supporting the Ministry of Health in its transition from strengthening. As the CDC-Liberia Deputy Director for Programs, she provided technical direction for implementation of Global Health Security Agenda – aimed at strengthening the country’s capacity to prevent, rapidly detect and effectively respond to health threats.