PODCAST: Fighting Ebola with Karin Huster

by Leslie on March 30, 2016

What makes a person decide to dive right into the thick of one of the most serious and challenging health crises in our modern times? Join me for a conversation with registered nurse and global health expert Karin Huster


Huster Headshot

Karin Huster holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Washington, and her Masters in Public Health – from UW’s Department of Global Health . She worked for 9 years as a Registered Nurse at Harborview Medical Center, 7 of them in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

Since 2013 she has been spending her time working in humanitarian emergency settings — in Gaza, then in Lebanon, working with NGOs and UNHCR on Syrian refugee issues. Most recently she has focused her energy on the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where she served most recently as the Senior Humanitarian Advisor to the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID branch), focusing on post-Ebola risk reduction programming strategies. She was also a clinical lead of an Ebola treatment unit with Doctors without Borders(Guinea) and Partners in Health (Sierra Leone).


The Last Word

To a cocktail shaker filled with ice add:

  • 1 part gin
  • 1 part green chartreuse
  • 1 part maraschino liqueur
  • 1 part fresh lime juice

Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


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