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UNICEF/Jallanzo
Evidence Reviews

Ebola Regional Lesson Learning

The Ebola outbreak currently affecting West Africa is the most serious trans-national medical emergency in modern times. It has the potential to become a global health crisis. Many of the countries affected already have weak health systems, which are now…
HEART
2014
UNICEF/UNI166988/Jallanzo
Evidence Reviews

Ebola – Traditional Healers, Witch Doctors, Burial Attendants

This helpdesk focuses on the impact of traditional healers, witch doctors and burial attendants on ebola in West Africa. It seeks to establish if there is a difference between witch doctors, herbalists and traditional healers in terms of when people…
HEART
2015
UNICEF/UNI196240/Georgiev
Evidence Reviews

Measuring the Quality and Performance of Healthcare Providers in Conflict Settings

The purpose of the review was to provide a summary of possible indicators which might be used to measure the performance and quality of healthcare in conflict-affected settings. There is considerable guidance on measuring access, availability and quantity of health…
HEART
2016
UNICEF/UNI177413/Yurtsever
Evidence Reviews

A Devastating Toll: the Impact of Three Years of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

Syria’s shattered health system is forcing health workers to engage in brutal medical practices and a series of epidemics have left millions of children exposed to a plethora of deadly diseases. This report sheds light on a broken health system…
Save the Children
2014
UNICEF/UNI159550/La Rose
Evidence Reviews

Ebola- Local Beliefs and Behaviour Change

The Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of West Africa is the most severe acute public health emergency seen in modern times.  Never before in recorded history has a biosafety level four pathogen infected so many people so quickly, over such a…
HEART
2014
UNICEF/UNI181855/de Mun
Briefings

Seven Things We Can Learn from the Ebola Epidemic in Uganda in 2000 – 2001

Diseases such as Ebola highlight the importance of a holistic focus on health systems, as opposed to assuming that health is the preserve and concern of health professionals alone. This was the lesson Uganda learnt very quickly in managing the…
HEART
2014
UNICEF/UN033473/Al Saleh, WFP
Background Reports

How Urbanization Affects the Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Diseases

The world is becoming more urban every day, and the process has been ongoing since the industrial revolution in the 18th century. The United Nations now estimates that 3.9 billion people live in urban centres. The rapid influx of residents…
Infection Ecology & Epidemiology
2015
UNICEF/UN034479/Rugwiza, UN-MINUSTAH
Evidence Reviews

Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict, and Public Health

The effects of armed conflict and natural disasters on global public health are widespread. Much progress has been made in the technical quality, normative coherence, and efficiency of the health care response. But action after the fact remains insufficient. In…
The New England Journal of Medicine
2013
UNICEF/UNI118042/Pirozzi
Briefings

Rebuilding After Catastrophe? A Missed Opportunity for Health and Social Change

Ebola is just one of the many crises the world faced through 2015, which also saw the Nepal earthquakes, Yemen civil war, South Sudan conflict and the Syrian refugee crisis to name but a few. So, what have we learnt?…
HEART
2016
UNICEF/UNI182824/Bindra
Foresight Papers

IDSR as a Platform for Implementing IHR in African Countries

Of the 46 countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) African region (AFRO), 43 are implementing Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) guidelines to improve their abilities to detect, confirm, and respond to high priority communicable and non-communicable diseases. IDSR…
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science
2013
UNICEF/UNI184967/La Rose
Evidence Reviews

Ebola: What Lessons for the International Health Regulations?

With more than 3000 deaths since the first case was confirmed in March, 2014, the international community has recognised Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern and a clear threat to global health security. It is the subject…
The Lancet
2014
UNICEF/UN024528/La Rose
Briefings

Two Evaluations of Community Ebola Interventions, Two Different Results

This spring, when the team from the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform evaluated Community-Based Ebola Care Centres (CCCs) in Sierra Leone, one thing they constantly heard complaints about was human-resource management. Residents of the communities where the Centres were located grumbled about favouritism: well-paying jobs…
HEART
2015
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