We hope you are enjoying the season. In true TEDxEuston fashion, we’ve been working hard to get our ‘Vision to Reality’ videos released and we have succeeded!
Our first TEDxEuston Vision to Reality 2015 talk is by Miatta Gbanya – the Deputy Incident Manager in Liberia’s Command and Control Structure during its response to the Ebola outbreak of 2014 – 15 in Liberia.
Miatta is a trained nurse with a Master’s degree in Public Health from BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has previously worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Sudan (Darfur) and South Sudan with Merlin and Malaria Consortium, managing various large-scale health projects.
Her talk on overcoming adversity through hardwork and her personal stories of helping to fight ebola in Liberia was one that held the TEDxEuston audience captive the entire time she spoke. Miatta is a perfect example of TEDxEuston’s speakers: hard working, resilient and passionate about the work she does. She returned to Liberia mid-2013 after nearly ten years of relief work in places like Darfur, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Miatta told the audience, “Our countries need us. Our countries need the best we can give.” She is doing exactly that.
Miatta’s talk was presented as part of the TEDxChange programme, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Watch her incredible talk HERE.
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Your TEDxEuston Team