House subcommittee holding hearing on Ebola Tuesday

The U.S. House of Representative's Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations will hold a hearing on Ebola at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The featured witnesses will be Rabih Torbay, senior vice president for international operations with International Medical Corps; Brett Sedgewick, technical adviser for food security and livelihoods for Global Communities; Sophie Delaunay, executive director of Doctors Without Borders; and Darius Mans, president of Africare.

Torbay previously testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Oct. 24, speaking of his organization's efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He is the top liaison on behalf of the International Medical Corps to the U.S. government, overseeing operations in 31 countries.

Sedgewick is the acting country director for Global Communities, an international non-profit organization working in Liberia. 

Delaunay has worked with Doctors Without Borders since 1993 in administrative and financial roles. She has been heavily involved with program management in Thailand, Rwanda, China and South Korea.

Mans is an economics expert who previously served for 30 years as CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation where he was involved in development projects in numerous African countries. With Africare, he is involved with sustainable community development and providing aid to African countries.

In addition to the biological impact on patients, the hearing will take into consideration the extent that Ebola has hurt African economies and communities.

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