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UNICEF/Torrecilla
Case studies

Building a Community Health Worker Programme During the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone

Case study looking into the challenge of a lack of trust and referrals to biomedical health care
SSHAP
2020
Group photo, post-event. Image credit: Hana Rohan.
blog

“Working in silos doesn’t work for outbreak response”: Localising social science response efforts in West Africa

27th September 2019
New SSHAP partner the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UKPHRST), and their collaborators, explain why social science needs to…
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/UN0228986/Naftalin
Evidence Reviews

Ebola

Summary and background reports offering recommendations on local customs, health care systems and other topics.
SSHAP
2019
UNICEF/UNI172463/Bindra
Briefings

Zoonotic Disease Risk and the Bushmeat Trade: Assessing Awareness Among Hunters and Traders in Sierra Leone

The bushmeat industry has been a topic of increasing importance among both conservationists and public health officials for its influence on zoonotic disease transmission and animal conservation. While the association between infectious diseases and the bushmeat trade is well established…
EcoHealth
2013
UNICEF/UNI166988/Jallanzo
Background Reports

Structural Drivers of Vulnerability to Zoonotic Disease in Africa

This paper argues that addressing the underlying structural drivers of disease vulnerability is essential for a ‘One Health’ approach to tackling zoonotic diseases in Africa. Through three case studies-trypanosomiasis in Zimbabwe, Ebola and Lassa Fever in Sierra Leone and Rift…
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
2017
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

Rat-Atouille: A Mixed Method Study to Characterize Rodent Hunting and Consumption in the Context of Lassa Fever

Lassa Fever is a zoonotic hemorrhagic illness predominant in areas across Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and southern Mali. The reservoir of Lassa virus is the multimammate mouse (Mastomys natalensis), a highly commensal species in West Africa. Primary transmission to…
EcoHealth
2016
UNICEF/UN026563/Parry
Briefings

Power, Fairness and Trust: Understanding and Engaging with Vaccine Trial Participants and Communities in the Setting Up the EBOVAC-Salone Vaccine Trial in Sierra Leone

This paper discusses the establishment of a clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine candidate in Kambia District, Northern Sierra Leone during the epidemic, and analyses the role of social science research in ensuring that lessons from the socio-political context, the…
BMC Public Health
2016
UNICEF/UNI156710/d'Elbee
Background Reports

Participation of Women and Children in Hunting Activities in Sierra Leone and Implications for Control of Zoonotic Infections

The emergence of infectious diseases of zoonotic origin highlights the need to understand social practices at the animal-human interface. This study provides a qualitative account of interactions between humans and wild animals in predominantly Mende villages of southern Sierra Leone.…
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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
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