Save the Date for the launch of ‘Getting to Zero’ on Thursday 26th july in Dublin
Further details of time and venue of launch to follow soon.
Getting to Zero A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline Sinead Walsh and Oliver Johnson
The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR — zedbooks.net +44 (0)20 3752 5830
‘A brave, bold, yet humble account from the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. This is vital reading to help us all do better next time’ – David Miliband
In 2014, a 28-year old British doctor found himself running the Ebola isolation unit in Sierra Leone’s largest hospital, after the doctor in charge had been killed by the virus. Wrapped in stifling protective suits, he and his colleagues took turns to provide basic care to patients whilst removing dead bodies from the ward, battling to keep the hospital open as the queue of sick and dying patients grew every day.
Only a few miles down the road the Irish Ambassador and head of Irish Aid worked rapidly to scale up the international response. At a time when entire districts had been quarantined, she travelled around the country to meet with UN agencies, the President and senior ministers so as to be better placed in alerting the wider world to the catastrophe unfolding in front of her.
In this blow-by-blow account Walsh and Johnson expose the often shocking shortcomings of the humanitarian response to the outbreak. Theirs is the definitive account of the fight against an epidemic that shook the world.
Out on 15 July 2018
PB: £12.99 / $19.95 ISBN: 9781786992482
Also available in ebook Order at www.zedbooks.net