Anne ran for her life when she saw the nurses in their white uniforms searching for patients of Ebola. Anna was sick, but thought it was malaria, common in the Congo. Symptoms of Ebola and malaria can be similar at first – high fever, headache, sweating and vomiting. In her village of Ilanga, 5 miles […]
This excerpt is reproduced with permission from Devex. You can read the full blog here. The availability of an experimental vaccine is seen as a game changer in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But some residents in the North Kivu province capital city of Goma, in particular women over […]
This post was written by Ian Scoones and first appeared on Zimbabweland. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe in 2008 was the worst ever recorded in Africa. There were nearly 100,000 infections and some 4,300 deaths. The disease swept through the crowded urban areas in particular, and spilled across the borders to neighbouring countries. The deadly bacterium caused illness and […]
The SSHAP was started in 2017 by UNICEF’s Communication for Development Section, in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, and Anthrologica, and completed its second year in full operation this month. The SSHAP’s mission is increased mobilisation and integration of social and anthropological data during humanitarian crises and public health emergencies, and the strengthening […]
F1000Research have recently announced the creation of a new Disease Outbreaks Gateway, to collect and share relevant research articles and non-peer reviewed documents related to major outbreaks. Juliet Bedford, Founder and Director of Anthrologica, has been contributing to the Gateway by submitting the latest resources from the Social Science for Humanitarian Action platform on Ebola. […]
Launched today in partnership between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a new online platform, the Epidemic Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP2), building on the success of the award-winning work of the original Ebola platform (ERAP). In light of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) […]
As authorities in Congo embark on a campaign to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine, our network partner Dr Juliet Bedford from Anthrologica explains how a lack of infrastructure is likely to affect how and who receives it.
Juliet has explained this issue in recent media coverage, which is available here:
We could not be more excited to be involved in the launch of Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform, a partnership between Institute of Development Studies and UNICEF, with support from Anthrologica. We hope it will pave the way for similar initiatives across the world. We live in an age when, tragically, […]
This story looks at how the ESRC STEPS Centre’s research on epidemics fed into responses to the Ebola outbreak in 2014, and the need for long-term work across disciplines to respond to infectious diseases. It is the first in a set of impact stories looking back at STEPS work over the past decade.
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