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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/UN0228979/Naftalin

Television and Ebola

Circulating around the globe during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa were bold and sensationalistic headlines such as “Killer Virus”, “Ebola Here!” and “Burn dead bodies.” Along with such stark and shocking headlines were images of health providers sealed (concealed) within…
Elrha
2019
UNICEF/UN010144/Ayene
Background Reports

Unintended Consequences of the ‘Bushmeat Ban’ in West Africa during the 2013-2016 Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic

Following the 2013-2016 outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, governments across the region imposed a ban on the hunting and consumption of meat from wild animals. This injunction was accompanied by public health messages emphasising the infectious…
Social Science and Medicine
2018
UNICEF/UNI176802/Ryeng
Background Reports

Understanding Social Resistance to the Ebola Response in the Forest Region of the Republic of Guinea: An Anthropological Perspective

Why did Ebola response initiatives in the Upper Guinea Forest Region regularly encounter resistance, occasionally violent? Extending existing explanations concerning local and humanitarian “culture” and “structural violence,” and drawing on previous anthropological fieldwork and historical and documentary research, this article…
African Studies Review
2016
UNICEF/UNI164691/Noorani
Briefings

Strengthening Health Systems for Resilience

In countries with high levels of poverty or instability and with poor health system management and governance, people are highly vulnerable to shocks associated with ill health, including major epidemics. An effective health system can help build their resilience by…
IDS
2015
UNICEF | UN0215065 | Naftalin
Briefings

Social Mobilization and Community Engagement Central to the Ebola Response in West Africa: Lessons for Future Public Health Emergencies.

Following the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in July 2014, UNICEF was asked to co-lead, in coordination with WHO and the ministries of health of…
Global Health: Science and Practice
2016
UNICEF/UN014699/Bonnaud
Background Reports

Extending the “Social”: Anthropological Contributions to the Study of Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers

Emerging Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs) offer a frontier for a “One-Health” research agenda; the joined-up, or collaborative, effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment (e.g. http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/). Multidisciplinary work on Lassa Fever and Ebola…
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
2015
UNICEF/UNI167507/Jallanzo
Background Reports

Engaging ‘Communities’: Anthropological Insights from the West African Ebola Epidemic

The recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa highlights how engaging with the sociocultural dimensions of epidemics is critical to mounting an effective outbreak response. Community engagement was pivotal to ending the epidemic and will be to post-Ebola recovery, health system…
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
UNICEF/UNI171262/Bindra
Background Reports

Ebola and Lessons for Development

As the Ebola crisis continues to unfold across West Africa and the international community belatedly responds, broader questions arise beyond the immediate challenges on the ground. These fundamentally challenge our understanding of ‘development’ as framed and practised in past decades.…
IDS
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

Sierra Leone and Guinea share broadly similar cultural worlds, straddling the societies of the Upper Guinea Coast with Islamic West Africa. There was, however, a notable difference in their reactions to the Ebola epidemic. As the epidemic spread in Guinea,…
Critical Public Health
2016
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. Resistance has been catastrophic for the epidemic, preventing treatment, contact tracing and…
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2015
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
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