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UNICEF/Jallanzo
Case studies

Beyond the Biomedical: Ebola Response and Recovery Through a Psychosocial Lens

Humanitarian responders must look beyond the biomedical lens to ensure successful interventions across global health programmes
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/UNI166988/Jallanzo
Briefings

The Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia: Improving Community Awareness for Disease Surveillance

At the time of the 2014–2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, Liberia was still recovering from years of civil war and unrest. The country’s infrastructure was very poor, especially in rural regions, where people could not easily travel because of the lack of adequate roads. Liberia’s health…
Future Health Systems
2018
UNICEF/UNI186557/Nijimbere
Background Reports

Use of SMS-Based Surveys in the Rapid Response to the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia: Opening Community Dialogue

During an emerging health crisis like the 2014 Ebola outbreak inWest Africa, communicating with communities to learn from them and to provide timely information can be a challenge. Insight into community thinking, however, is crucial for developing appropriate communication content…
Journal of Health Communication
2030
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/UNI177688/UNMEER Martine Perret
Background Reports

Missing Bodies and Secret Funerals: The Production of “Safe and Dignified Burials” in the Liberian Ebola Crisis

During the height of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, public health responders and the international media focused on dead bodies as sites of disease transmission when early contact tracing discovered the relationship between attendance at funerals and emerging clusters…
Anthropological Quarterly
2015
UNICEF/UNI186564/Mugabe
Briefings

Implementation of an Ebola Virus Disease Vaccine Clinical Trial during the Ebola Epidemic in Liberia: Design, Procedures, and Challenge

The index case of the Ebola virus disease epidemic in West Africa is believed to have originated in Guinea. By June 2014, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone were in the midst of a full-blown and complex global health emergency. The…
2016
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
A smiling woman with earphones around her neck

Beating the Odds: Successful Establishment of a Phase II/III Clinical Research Trial in Resource-Poor Liberia during the Largest-Ever Ebola Outbreak

It has been argued that a country such as Liberia, not fully recovered from the devastation of decades of civil unrest, lacked the appropriate ethical and regulatory framework, basic human and health care services, and infrastructure to carry out clinical…
Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
2016
UNICEF/Jallonzo
Briefings

Young People Played a Game-Changing Role in the Battle Against Ebola in Liberia

An Ebola survivor reports on a pioneering community initiative in Monrovia that could save lives in the fight against other infectious diseases.
The Guardian
2015
UNICEF/Kesner
Evidence Reviews

The Opposite of Denial: Social Learning at the Onset of the Ebola Emergency in Liberia

This working paper reports on a study to identify the pace of Ebola-related social learning in urban and peri-urban areas around Monrovia, Liberia during August 2014, at the onset of the emergency phase of the epidemic. The research demonstrates how…
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2014
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