Getting to Zero : A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline, Paperback Book

Getting to Zero : A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline Paperback


At the height of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Sinead Walsh and Oliver Johnson both found themselves on the front line of a global crisis: Walsh as Ireland's ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia, and Johnson as a doctor and advisor to the Sierra Leonean government.

From treating patients in an under-equipped Freetown hospital, to taking part in policy discussions at the highest level, each was to witness the crisis first-hand as it unfolded both on the ground and on the world stage.

In Ebola Met Me Here, Walsh and Johnson provide an unprecedented insider's account of the humanitarian response to the Ebola epidemic.

Whilst exposing often shocking shortcomings both within the international community and at the local level, they also highlighting the immense courage of those who put their lives on the line to contain the disease.

Drawing on their own experiences as well as interviews with the key players involved, theirs is the definitive account of the fight against an epidemic that shook the world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781786992482

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