Devex Executive Review: The superstars among us

A health worker dons protective gear. Health workers responding to the Ebola epidemic on the ground were named collectively by Time magazine as 2014’s “person of the year.” Photo by: Pan American Health Organization / CC BY-ND

Devex has released the Winter 2015 edition of the Devex Executive Review, featuring top news stories, recent high-level appointments and tips on how to successfully implement a staff mobility plan.  

Last week, schools across Guinea reopened as new Ebola cases tapered off, and Liberia is due to follow suit in February. The decline is without a doubt thanks to the tireless efforts of those responding to the outbreak, which has so far caused 8,400 deaths.

While traveling with European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica in December to Guinea, Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones met with dozens of those whom Time magazine named collectively as “person of the year” in 2014.

“Matters of faith aside, perhaps, it can certainly be considered a war: one of attrition, where the risks are real and the pressure is incessant for the many thousands of health workers on the ground in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia as well as Mali, Nigeria and beyond,” wrote Jones in a commentary featured in the latest edition of the Devex Executive Review.

The publication’s Winter 2015 edition also looks at the future of our industry and features our exclusive interview with Ann Mei Chang, the new executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab. The lab is seen as a legacy project by Rajiv Shah, the outgoing administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.  

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  • Ma. Eliza Villarino

    Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability, and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.

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