Oral Histories

The Ebola Oral Histories Collection includes audio interviews with personnel involved in the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak. Here you will find the recordings in their entirety. Throughout the Main Exhibit and in Mapping Ebola Stories, you will find relevant clips from these interviews connected to specific topics and places.

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Alpren, Charles


Dr. Charles Alpren discusses his work as a doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone in 2014, and his subsequent public health work with the…

Kaibanja, Ruskin


Ruskin Kaibanja, general services manager for the Liberia office of the US Peace Corps, provides some personal history and describes his work during…

Gasasira, Alex


Dr. Alex Gasasira, World Health Organization representative to Liberia, briefly reviews his life and career, then details his work coordinating WHO's…

Vertefeuille, John


Dr. John F. Vertefeuille, chief of the Polio Eradication Branch within the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides some personal…

Knust, Barbara


Dr. Barbara M. Knust, epidemiologist in the Viral Special Pathogens Branch of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, briefly reviews her…

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Oral Histories