Dr Gaulthier Tshibindi

Dr Gaulthier Tshibindi is an overseas trained doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He completed his advanced training in Rehabilitation Medicine from the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Australasian college of Physician. He worked as medical officer at the ACT government health services at The Canberra Hospital and the Calvary hospital Bruce. He is currently leading physician with the Intensive Rehabilitation team at The Australian Defence Force.

In recent conference, he spoke about the epidemiological aspects of this Ebola outbreak. He highlighted why this outbreak is different from the other Ebola outbreaks that Africa has known. He went on to comment on whether this Ebola is still an epidemic or it has now become endemic. Dr Tshibindi also touched on the consequences of this Outbreak in children who have lost one or both of their parents. He called up on the African governments to improve the sanitation conditions of their people and to invest more in activities that improve health care delivery.