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From Ebola to Zika: What we're learning about global health crises

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A doctor in Monrovia, Liberia volunteers to receive a trial vaccine against Ebola in 2015. The global response to the Ebola outbreak has been criticized for being slow and disorganized.
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Dr. Joia Mukherjee is a giant in global health. She's medical director for Partners in Health, which helped lead the international response to the Ebola outbreak, the Haitian earthquake and other emergencies. She is also professor in the department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Dr. Mukherjee about how to improve response to crises as they develop, including the Zika virus.

Mukherjee is in town for a conference about social medicine at the University of Minnesota.