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Case Studies

Ebola in West Africa: Impact on Health Systems fr

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
Case Studies

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

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
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
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
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

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
Briefings

Emergency Ebola Anthropology Network Advisory Brief: Culture and Clinical Trials fr

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
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

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
Briefings

The flow of money at the community level fr

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

Regional food insecurity, work migration and roadblocks fr

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 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
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