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Children’s Ebola Recovery Assessment: Sierra Leone

Isabelle Risso-Gill and Leah Finnegan , Eds.: UNICEF; Save the Children; Plan International, (2015)


Nearly half the population of Sierra Leone is under the age of 18 years and the impact of the Ebola crisis on their lives now and on their future opportunities has been far-reaching: no school; loss of family members and friends to the virus; and changing roles and responsibilities in the home and the community. While the priority now remains meeting the goal of zero cases, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) is also developing a comprehensive strategy aimed at supporting communities to recover from this crisis, to put the country back on track to meet development targets. The Ebola Recovery Strategy – currently being finalised by the GoSL – represents a potentially transformative framework to support the immediate recovery of children from the crisis and to ensure their place in the future development of Sierra Leone. To date, there has not been a formal process for children to outline their own priorities for recovery to decision-makers. In mid-March 2015, child-centred agencies conducted a Children’s Ebola Recovery Assessment (CERA) in nine districts across Sierra Leone to create a mechanism for more than 1,100 boys and girls, to discuss issues of concern; assess the impact of the crisis on their roles, responsibilities and future opportunities; and to formulate their recommendations for recovery.
https://www.savethechildren.org/content/dam/global...


Technologies of trust in epidemic response: openness, reflexivity and accountability during the 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Molly J Ryan, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Janice E Graham, Eds.: British Medical Journal, (2019)


BMJ Glob Health 2019;4:e001272. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001272 Trust is an essential component of successful cooperative endeavours. The global health response to the 2014–2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak confronted historically tenuous regional relationships of trust. Challenging sociopolitical contexts and initially inappropriate communication strategies impeded trustworthy relationships between communities and responders during the epidemic. Social scientists affiliated with the Ebola 100-Institut Pasteur project interviewed approximately 160 local, national and international responders holding a wide variety of roles during the epidemic
https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/re...


Health workers’ experiences of coping with the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone’s health system: a qualitative study

Joanna Raven, H. Wurie and S. Witter, Eds.: BMC Health Services Research, (2018)


BMC Health Services Research BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:251; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3072-3
https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/track/p...


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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