21 Jul 2015
Ebola: Demanding Accountability and Mobilizing Societies to Avoid a Deadly Relapse
The enduring Ebola epidemic has taught the world some hard lessons over the last 12 months, which we must take to heart. This guest essay and analysis from CIvicus’ 2015 State of Civil Society report argues “we should reflect on the role civil society must play in response, and how it can spur on mandated international bodies to shake off their paralysis and act decisively during crises, instead of leaving it to private organisations, such as MSF, to respond.”
Brandon Desiderio is the web specialist for Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3). He's a communication for development professional with background in social media marketing, digital journalism and web development. Before joining the HC3 team and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, he worked for Catholic Relief Services. His interests include community ownership, utilizing media as a force for positive social change, innovative communication technologies, and program design for gender and sexual minorities. Brandon holds a BA in Communication from Cabrini College.