St Peter's School

Medal for OP

Old Peterite Theo Grace has been awarded the Ebola Medal for his service in West Africa.

Theo first arrived in Africa as an intern just as the Ebola epidemic broke. During this time he became the link between the World Health Organisation Ebola research and development team in Sierra Leone and the Who HQ in Geneva from February until July 2015.

Theo is now working at WHO in Geneva on protocols for research into other potential global epidemics.

The Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in 2013. As of 30 March 2016, the World Health Organisation and respective governments have reported a total of 28,647 suspected cases and 11,322 deaths.