RedR: Supporting the Ebola response 2014
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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In this presentation, civil engineer Robert Hodgson will describe the time he spent as the Support Services director of the Save the Children Ebola Treatment Centre in Kerrytown, Sierra Leone. 

The talk will cover the management of non-clinical activities in the centre, including water supply, drainage, waste management and removal of deceased patients. It will also explain some of the challenges such as maintaining hygiene with limited access due to the need for full clinical protection. 

It will also give an insight into some of the training RedR provided to UK-based relief workers including many of the NHS staff who took part in the response.

Speaker: Dr Robert Hodgson, RedR

Dr Robert Hodgson is a civil and geotechnical engineer working on flood relief and water infrastructure projects with Black and Veatch as his main job. He has undertaken about 25 disaster relief assignments in four continents since RedR was founded in 1980 and has served as Chair of the RedR Board. He is currently coordinator of RedR International and is closely involved in establishing a RedR South West support group to work with regional Engineers Without Borders to spread the message that basic engineering saves lives.

All are welcome. Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start.

All are welcome; you do not need to be an ICE member to attend. Please note that there is no charge for this event and you do not need to reserve a place.

Contact Natalie Wills for further information (tel: 01752 766230 / email:

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