Friday, October 17, 2014

Ambassador Sanders on MSNBC: Links Food Security & Ebola Crisis

Ambassador Sanders on MSNBC October 16, 2014 “ The Cycle Show”  discussed her professional views on gaps in addressing  the Ebola crisis. She served in Republic of Congo during its Ebola crises in 2002-2004. Dr. Sanders highlighted some lessons learned, from that period that should be considered in addressing current crisis in West Africa which also could be applicable (or at least considered) in addressing the U.S challenges with the disease. She will also note the Nigeria success story on combating the virus, and lesson the US can also learn from Nigeria. Click below to see live show:


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dr. Sanders on CCTV Discussing Ebola Links to Food Security & Lessons Learned

Ambassador Sanders on CCTV (China Cable Television) discusses current Ebola crisis and next steps that need to be addressed and focused on to stop the spread in the U.S. and West Africa. Sanders served as U.S. Ambassador in the Republic of Congo during its  three Ebola outbreaks and notes lessons learned.
 She stresses that in addition to the epidemiology issues, it is important for international agencies also to look simultaneously at food security issues as in he past Ebola is linked to a species jump from a carrier animal to human usually through consumption of a carrier animal :

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dr. Sanders US-Africa Summit 2014 & Ebola Issues Media Clips

Below follows a wrap up to date of Dr. Sanders media shows on both the US-Africa Summit & the Ebola Crisis
“This Week with George Stephanopoulos,”August 10, 2014 Transcript Link: 
Summary: Today on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” SIM medical missionary Dr. Frank Glover, Jr. and Ambassador Robin Sanders, former ambassador to Republic of the Congo and Nigeria, discuss the threat of Ebola in Africa.

Al Jazeera America News:  

Al Jazeera America’s The Stream:

CCTV (China Cable TV):


National Public Radio (NPR) Boston -90.9:

Summary: Ebola may have recently arrived in West Africa, but it’s not new to the continent. Former U.S. Ambassador Robin Sanders was serving in the Republic of Congo during an outbreak of Ebola in 2002-2003, and witnessed much of the work that went into combating it then. She joins NPR's  Here & Now to discuss how population density has affected the current outbreak and how the international


"Great Black Speakers" Chooses Dr. Sanders as One of Their Key Featured Speakers


Ambassador (Dr) Robin Renee Sanders  featured on Great Black Speaker's Facebook Page. Click link for more on Dr. Sanders' be chosen for "Great Back Speakers" highlighted speakers:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dr Sanders Part of Constituency for Africa Delegation to USAID HQ: Africa Trade & Ebola Discussed

CFA President Mel Foote Leads Key Delegation to USAID Headquarters, Dr. Sanders (far right)Attends
A 35-person delegation from the Constituency for Africa met today with senior officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss opportunities for African-Americans and other Americans of African descent in assisting in implementing US foreign assistance programs.  The CFA delegation was led by Melvin P. Foote, the President and CEO, and included a range of stakeholders from organizations, institutions, colleges and universities and from the private and entrepreneurial  community. Dr. Sanders, FEEEDS-CEO, was a member of this high-level and important CFA-led and organized delegation.
Leading the USAID team for the CFA meeting today was Mark Feierstein, the Associate Administrator and Oren E Whyche-Shaw, the Principal Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for the Africa Bureau at USAID. The CFA delegation was briefed on the success of the recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit; USAID’s response to the Ebola crisis; USAID efforts to promote STEM in Africa (Science, Technology, Engineer and Math); and a range of USAID efforts targeting the African Diaspora.  Discussion topics included efforts to renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and opportunities to expand trade between the US and Africa and within Africa; CFA’s efforts to launch and promote a STEM initiative in Africa; opportunities for African-American and Diaspora development groups to partner with USAID in Africa; and efforts to mobilize support for USAID and the development agenda in Africa.
FEEEDS encourages support and attendance at CFA’s 2014 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series, which gets underway in Washington next week and runs from September 24 - Oct 7, 2014.