New Hampshire’s State Deputy Epidemiologist, Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, will head to Liberia next week to help train physicians and nurses who will be administering care to Ebola patients.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
announced Saturday that Talbot will be deployed for four weeks as she takes the lead training role with International Medical Corps, a non-governmental organization.
Upon her return to New Hampshire, her colleagues at the Division of Public Health Services will conduct her post-arrival monitoring.
“We are very proud of Dr. Talbot,” said Dr. José T. Montero, Director of the Division of Public Health Services. “She exemplifies the dedication of the many public health and medical professionals and organizations working to end this serious medical crisis in West Africa. She will take with her our best wishes and we will await her return.”
“I am very proud of the preparedness work we are doing in New Hampshire,”
said Dr. Talbot. “The timing is right and I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute to the effort.”
Talbot, an associate professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, is an infectious disease specialist.