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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...


WHO Interim Guidance for Ebola Virus Disease: Exit Screening at Airports, Ports and Land Crossings

World Health Organization WHO, (2014)


This document provides information to assist countries in developing exit screening plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). This includes the method, tools, and sequence of screening; determining resource needs; communication messages; and the legal considerations of screening.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/13...


The BMJ- Ebola Virus Infection

British Medical Journal, (2018)


The BMJ has made all of its articles referring to the Ebola outbreak free to access. The content includes latest guidance for healthcare workers, which 'will continue to update healthcare workers, outside of west Africa, with the latest guidance from the UK's Health Protection Agency and the US Center for Disease Control'
https://www.bmj.com/ebola


The BMJ Best Practice Ebola virus Disease

British Medical Journal, (2018)


Free information about the Ebola virus and how best to treat it, is available from BMJ Best Practice [https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/1210], the clinical support tool from BMJ, for clinicians working on the frontline in affected rural and urban regions of DR Congo. The information has been reviewed and aligned with WHO guidance.
https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/1210


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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