“A compelling read”

‘Imagine watching a country and people you love being ravaged by a disease that seems unstoppable. Imagine shaping emergency operations one minute and pleading with distant leaders the next, all the while not knowing whether what you are doing will ever be enough. Getting to Zero takes us behind the scenes to the harrowing frontlines of the Ebola epidemic – highlighting a set of lessons that an inter-connected world would ignore at our peril. A compelling read.’

— Samantha Power, former US Ambassador to the UN

“Offers excellent insights”

‘Walsh and Johnson represent the best of international intervention. This book reveals the complexities and level of cooperation that made “getting to zero” possible. Offers excellent insight into those trying times.’

— O.B. Sisay, Director of the Situation Room at the National Ebola Response Centre, Sierra Leone


 
A brave, bold, yet humble account of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
This is vital reading to help us all do better next time.
— David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee
 

“Will take your breath away”

‘A frank, beautifully written, and essential guide to the lessons learned from the heart of the outbreak. Their first-hand experiences in battling this terrible disease will take your breath away. A must read.’

— Tulip Mazumdar, Global Health Correspondent for BBC News

“Up-close-and-personal perspective ”

‘A detailed, up-close-and-personal perspective on the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, important for all who want to understand what it is to confront a terrible health threat.’

— Tom Frieden, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 
This is history’s first draft, and a powerful example of persistent and pragmatic leadership. Mandatory reading for anyone concerned with global health in the broadest sense.
— Paul Farmer, Harvard Medical School, and co-founder of Partners in Health
 

“Courage to challenge”

‘Courage in extreme clinical danger, courage to challenge obstructive bureaucracy, courage to make tough decisions and the courage to endure. This is the courage that Sinead Walsh and Oliver Johnson displayed in Sierra Leone.’

— Eldryd Parry, founder of the Tropical Health and Education Trust

“Captivating and brutally honest”

‘A captivating and brutally honest account of the Ebola epidemic. The authors pull no punches, and leave us asking: will these lessons be learned, or will the world once again forget and move on?’

— Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust

 
This powerful book asks important questions about aid and development and offers insights that everyone working in global health should absorb.
— Nigel Crisp KCB, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health