At D.C. Event, HHS Secretary Burwell Discusses Lessons Learned During Ebola Epidemic
Fortune: U.S. Secretary of HHS: What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Zika and Flint
“Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, knows a little something about handling a crisis. Speaking at Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women Evening With…’ dinner in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night, she walked the crowd through the onslaught of emergencies that her office has faced since she was appointed in 2014. … Burwell noted that while you can’t plan for every possibility, there’s always something to be learned. The Ebola crisis, for one, taught her three lessons that have important implications for two of the challenges the HHS is still wrestling with today — the Zika virus and lead-contaminated water in Flint, Mich…” (Bellstrom, 5/5).