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BIEA Seminars: Stigma and Ebola survivors in Monrovia, Liberia

March 2, 2015

"One man can become an atomic bomb for the whole nation": Stigma and Ebola survivors in Monrovia, Liberia" (Dr. Emilie Venables)

05 March 2015 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Dr. Emilie Venables is an anthropologist who has been working for MSF since 2012.  Originally from the UK, she has been based in South Africa for six years and calls the city of Johannesburg home.  Dr. Venables has worked in several countries across sub-Saharan Africa, and her research interests include HIV prevention and treatment, sex-work and migration.

Dr. Venables spent two years working with MSF in South Africa on a rural HIV/TB incidence reduction project where she conducted ethnographic fieldwork and operational research studies in the hills of Zululand. 

She has recently returned from Monrovia, where she was working as an anthropologist to explore community perceptions around Ebola and Ebola management centres.  Emilie’s next mission with MSF will be in Nairobi, Kenya, where she will spend two months conducting qualitative research on support groups for people living with HIV and other chronic conditions.