Katherina Thomas writes about global public health and other things, with a focus on West Africa. She was the founding editor of Ebola Deeply, a collaborative platform that charted the course of the Ebola outbreak, serving the public health community for 15 months.
Her work draws on the relationship between health, inequality and narrative, community interpretations of illness, and medical anthropology. She has covered lassa fever and cholera outbreaks, non-communicable diseases, access to health services during conflict, and wider humanitarian and human rights issues. She has reported from more than 20 countries in Africa, and she works in English and French. She is a member of the Medical Journalists' Association.
Journalism: News Deeply, The Independent, Reuters, BBC, Financial Times, The Guardian, Guernica, TIME, IRIN, Voice of America, Salon, Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, Die Zeit, The Economist, Agence France-Presse, Deutsche Presse Agentur and others.
Communications clients: Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), The Rockefeller Foundation, PEN, United Nations Mission to Liberia (UNMIL), Human Rights Watch, SOS Children's Villages, Save the Children and others.