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Social Science in Humanitarian Action Key considerations: Ebola preparedness and readiness in Goma, DRC

Peyton, D.; I. Gercama and J. Bedford, Eds.: Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform, (2019)


This brief summarises key considerations about the social, political and economic context of Goma in relation to the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC as of March 2019. Goma is the administrative capital of North Kivu province and a major urban centre in the Great Lakes Region. The city is home to an estimated 1.5 million people and serves as an important economic and transportation hub that links eastern Congo to the broader East African sub-region. The arrival of Ebola in Goma would substantially increase the at-risk population and heighten the potential for cross-border transmission to neighbouring countries, particularly Rwanda. This brief therefore focuses on local social and political structures that can be leveraged to promote preparedness and readiness actions.
https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/re...


Fighting Ebola with Information

Fast, Larissa and Adele Waugaman, Eds.: USAID, (2016)


Learning from the Use of Data, Information, and Digital Technologies in the West Africa Ebola Outbreak Response
https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/document...


Learning from the Ebola Response in cities: Responding in the context of quarantine

Campbell, L, Eds.: ALNAP, (2017)


This paper brings together lessons from interviews with humanitarians and local responders, as well as existing literature, about the use of quarantine in urban environments during the humanitarian response to the Ebola Crisis
http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/alnap-urban-2017-e...


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