West Africa Hub

About this hub

The West Africa hub brings together academics, humanitarian responders and public health practitioners primarily working in Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone to explore socio-political and historical issues shaping crises, with the intention of enhancing national and humanitarian programmes seeking to reach vulnerable groups. Our work focuses on current and protracted crises relating to conflict, forced displacement, food insecurity, livelihoods, the environment, health and disease outbreaks.


Conflict and peacebuilding


Displacement and humanitarian protection


Environment and climate


Epidemic preparedness and response


Food security and livelihoods


Health, wellbeing and care


Key Hub Policy Documents

Policy Document

National Ebola Recovery Strategy for Sierra Leone 2015–2017

The Sierra Leone government’s immediate post-Ebola strategy for rebuilding the health system during and after the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic
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National Action Plan for Health Security, Nigeria

The National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) is a comprehensive multi-sectoral plan that integrates multiple workplans including REDISSE, NCDC Strategy Plan, AMR Action Plan, and immunizations plans, addressing the…
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Policy Document

Pandemic Influenza Strategic Plan (PISP) Jan 2020 to Dec 2024

The Government of Sierra Leone’s plan for tackling a future influenz\a pandemic, written just before the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Policy Document

Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in Nigeria

The goal of IDSR is to improve the ability of LGAs to detect and respond to diseases and conditions that cause high levels of death, illness and disability in the…
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Policy Document

Covid-19 Response Intra-Action Review (IAR) Report, Sierra Leone

This report details the findings of an Intra-Action Review (IAR) that was undertaken on the 22nd & 23rd September 2020, to review the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone, focusing in…
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Nigeria Humanitarian Situation Report No.4: 1 January to 31 December 2022

Summanrises the humanitarian situation in Nigeria.
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West Africa Hub Partners

University of Ibadan

Le Centre Régional de Recherche et de Formation à la Prise en Charge Clinique de Fann (CRCF)

Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre

Institute of Development Studies


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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