Welcome everyone. My name is Misha Hussain and I am the West Africa correspondent for Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Dakar, Senegal. I was out in Gueckedou, Guinea in early April soon after the Ebola virus was confirmed. I have been following the outbreak closely. I have a background in infectious disease, and global health policy. I’ll be chairing this debate.
We're still waiting for one or two others to arrive, but let's kick off the debate with Dr. Anja Wolz, who has been coordinating MSF’s emergency response in West Africa and has recently returned from Kailahun, Sierra Leone.
Dr. Wolz, thanks for joining us.
Dr. Wolz, can you run us through the day-to-day operations on the ground in Kailahun?
What do you typically do at the case management centre?
Q for Dr Wolz from Maureen Taylor @maureentaylor31: if MSF desperately needs HCWS in W. Africa, why won't you take physician assistants?
So, lots of questions. Shall we give Dr. Wolz a chance to reply?
Q for Anja from Ian M Mackay, PhD @MackayIM
Q: Does MSF train other organization's workers to deal with #ebola cases? Seem idela 2 given your skill and meticulous care
Q from @mashanubian: I read somewhere that the incubation period for the new strain is less than 21 days; is that correct?
Ms. Wolz, is there a reason why MSF didn't start training doctors and nurses earlier on in the outbreak?
Thanks Dr. Kasolo for your comment.