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New Diplomacy Simulation: International Ebola Crisis: Global Health and Development

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NMAD is proud to launch a new simulation on the role of diplomacy in containing a rapidly spreading deadly virus! International Ebola Crisis: Global Health and Development follows developments in two neighboring fictitious countries, Maladice and Farfelu, where more than 10,000 people have already been infected with Ebola, resulting in 3,000 fatalities so far. The two countries are joined by the U.S. Department of State, the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), and the NGO Doctors without Borders to prevent the spread of, and overcome other challenges presented by, a highly contagious disease that does not respect national boundaries and that has implications for regional and global security. 

This simulation was designed in partnership with the Office of International Health and Biodefense (IHB) in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) to raise awareness about how the Department works with countries and non-governmental organizations in managing health emergencies. NMAD hopes the simulation inspires those interested in health and science to realize there’s a place for them at the State Department. 

Special thanks to Jared Tucker for his contributions to making this simulation possible. For more information about this or other NMAD diplomatic simulations, please email NMAD@state.gov.