UNICEF/UNI181856/Claude-Adrien de Mun
Briefings

Key Considerations: 2021 Outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, the Context of N’Zérékoré

Key considerations about the social, political and economic context shaping the outbreak of Ebola in the N’Zérékoré prefecture, Guinea.
SSHAP
2021
UNICEF/UN024521/Timothy La Rose
Briefings

SSHAP Roundtable: 2021 Ebola Outbreak in Guinea

At the time of writing there have been 18 cases, 9 deaths and 6 recoveries.
Evidence Reviews

Lessons Learned from 2014–2016 Ebola Outbreak in Guinea: A Review of RCCE Related Publications

A review of 46 published reports of Ebola-related activities undertaken during the 2013–2016 outbreak in Guinea
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2021
UNICEF/Kesner
Case Studies

Balancing Burial Rituals with Public Health Demands During the 2014 Guinean Ebola Epidemic

Case study addressing resistance to Ebola response measures
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/UNI182223/Bindra
Briefings

Social Stigma Compounds Desperate Poverty of Guinea’s Ebola Survivors

Shunned by their communities and unable to work, female survivors of Ebola in Guinea face profound hardship as they try to care for their families.
The Guardian
2016
UNICEF/UNI173876/Beukes
Briefings

Healers Cure Mistrust in Guinea’s Health System after Horrors of Ebola

Practitioners of traditional medicine – the first port of call for 80% of Guineans – could be invaluable in helping fight other killer diseases, such as malaria.
The Guardian
2016
UNICEF/UNI176269/La Rose
Background Reports

Comparison of Social Resistance to Ebola Response in Sierra Leone and Guinea Suggests Explanations Lie in Political Configurations not Culture

Instead of looking to 'culture' to explain patterns of social resistance (as was common in the media and in the discourse of responding public health authorities) a comparison between Sierra Leone and Guinea suggests that explanations lie in divergent political…
Critical Public Health
2016
UNICEF/UNI171295/Bindra
Briefings

Guinea: Reopening Schools Safely – Partnering with Families and Communities

After many months of prolonged closure due to fear of Ebola transmission, schools have reopened in Guinea last month. WHO and partners have played a crucial role in preparing schools to open their doors to students.
WHO
2015
UNICEF/UNI171266/Bindra
Briefings

Helping Guinean Communities Fight Ebola

Through household visits, a presence on prefecture streets and conversations with influential members of key community groups, surveillance teams are spreading the message about Ebola and providing support to families
WHO
2015
UNICEF/UNI167518/Jallanzo
Briefings

Ebola in West Africa Guinea: Resistance to the Ebola Response

Resistance to the Ebola response has been more widespread and more severe in Guinea, than in Liberia and Sierra Leone, with sometimes violent incidents. This is due to a complex interaction of many factors, including underlying causes and the nature…
ACAPS
2015
UNICEF/UNI176269/La Rose
Briefings

Working with Communities in Gueckedou for Better Understanding of Ebola

International partners are supporting Gueckedou health authorities to implement response actions. Médecins Sans Frontières has established a treatment centre and ensures the transport of suspected cases.
WHO
2014
UNICEF/UNI186564/Mugabe
Background Reports

The Social Dynamics of Infant Immunisation in Africa: Perspectives from the Republic of Guinea

Infant immunisation is currently a focus of national and global policy attention in relation to Africa as a key means to address ill-health and contribute to the Millennium Development Goals. Yet vaccination coverage is stagnant or falling in many African…
IDS
2006
UNICEF/UNI174448/Jallonzo
Evidence Reviews

Understanding Social Resistance to Ebola Response in Guinea

This paper seeks to understand the fear many Guineans feel towards Ebola response initiatives and why the educators, doctors and burial teams have sometimes encountered resistance, occasionally violent.
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2015
UNICEF/UNI173706/Griggers
Evidence Reviews

Communication with Rebellious Communities during an Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea: An Anthropological Approach

This paper by Anoko J. N., reports on the success of a communication programme among 26 rebellious villages in Forest Guinea during fieldwork in June-July 2014.
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2014
UNICEF/UNI177679
Case Studies

‘Resistance’ in Guinea

The following key considerations have been collated from the suggestions and insights provided by over twenty-five anthropologists and social-behavioural scientists (based in West Africa and internationally) who answered an on-line call to provide guidance and operational recommendations in relation to…
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2015
Briefings

Emergency Ebola Anthropology Network Advisory Brief: Culture and Clinical Trials

This advisory brief aims to provide anthropologically informed guidance to governmental and humanitarian actors involved in the Ebola response at local, national and international levels, about clinical trials for Ebola treatments, therapies and vaccines.
Emergency Ebola Anthropology Network
2015
Briefings

The significance of death, funerals and the after-life in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia: Anthropological insights into infection and social resistance

The aim of this briefing paper is to consider the various ways in which widely reported fear and resistance to the Ebola response can be understood, and what each way of understanding offers to those battling with the current epidemic.
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2014
Briefings

Regional food insecurity, work migration and roadblocks

This brief summarises some key considerations about food insecurity, the migration of men and youth  for work and the  implication these movements may have for the Ebola response.
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2014
Briefings

The flow of money at the community level

This brief summarises some key considerations about the flow and control of money in relation to the Ebola response.
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2014
Briefings

Burial/Other Cultural Practices and Risk of EVD Transmission in the Mano River Region

While this briefing note identifies arenas of particular significance with regard to burial practices, such practices are not standardised, are likely to change as social responses to Ebola evolve, and therefore need to be discussed on a locality by locality…
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2014
Case Studies

Les Gens du Riz (The Rice People) Kissi Funerals in the region of Guekedou and Kissidougou

This is a chapter on Kissi Funerals in the region of Guekedou and Kissidougou. Whilst this is based on fieldwork conducted in 1945-6, many of the ritual practices and meanings were current and observed in Kissi villages in 1991-3.
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
Briefings

Ebola and Older People in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea

The limited evidence available on age-disaggregated fatality rates of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) consistently highlights the poor survival rates of older people compared with young adults.
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2014
Briefings

Beyond a Public Health Emergency: Potential Secondary Humanitarian Impacts of a Large-Scale Ebola Outbreak

This report documents the secondary humanitarian problems and impacts of largescale Ebola outbreak on the different humanitarian sectors
ACAPS
2015
Case Studies

Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Challenges to the reintegration of affected groups into communities

This report outlines the key challenges that Ebola survivors and their households, grieving families, orphans, quarantined people and frontline workers face as they reintegrate into their communities
ACAPS
2015
Briefings

Ebola outbreak in West Africa 22 months: on Key issues for recovery and preparedness

While surveillance and treatment efforts to stop the transmission and re-emergence of Ebola continue, the response is moving away from its emergency phase towards longer-term recovery and building a more resilient health system.
ACAPS
2015
Briefings

WASH in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone: The Impact of Ebola

This document summarises the baseline data on WASH available for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
ACAPS
2015
Case Studies

Ebola in West Africa: Guinea: Resistance to the Ebola Response

This report aims to analyse the resistance to the Ebola response in Guinea, by outlining the current situation and the evolution over the course of the outbreak, and exploring underlying and aggravating factors.  
ACAPS
2015
Case Studies

Ebola in West Africa: Impact on Health Systems

Fear of contracting EVD and mistrust of the health system has made people reluctant to seek treatment from health facilities, further impacting the health sector and increasing the risk of mortality and morbidity from otherwise treatable diseases. 
ACAPS
2015
Briefings

Ebola in West Africa: Potential Impact on Food Security

A multidimensional and multi-sector approach is required to contain the outbreak of Ebola while safeguarding against a long-term food security crisis. 
ACAPS
2014
Briefings

Ebola in West Africa: Protection and Security

The lack of a prompt, robust, and efficient response to Ebola from the international community contributes to lack of trust in governments and exacerbates social tensions, increasing the possibility of profound unrest in these fragile countries.
ACAPS
2014
Briefings

Ebola in West Africa: Impact on Health

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is by far the largest ever recorded, and already numbers more cases than all past Ebola epidemics combined. This Briefing outlines the overall impact on health.
ACAPS
2014