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Implementation of a study to examine the persistence of Ebola virus in the body fluids of Ebola…

by Gibrilla Fadlu Deen, Suzanna L. R. McDonald, Jaclyn E

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"We are survivors and not a virus:" Content analysis of media reporting on Ebola…

by Elisabeth Anne-Sophie Mayrhuber, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Ruth Kutalek Background The Ebola virus disease epidemic between 2013 and 2016 in West Africa was unprecedented. It resulted in approximately 28.000 cases and 10.000 Ebola survivors.

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Lessons from the West African Ebola epidemic

Conventional wisdom—and an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics reviewed on this blog two years ago—advise that health research should not be conducted during times of crisis. Yes, such conditions compromise the controlled environments that studies typically require to produce reliable results, but they can also threaten the ethical integrity of research. Without institutional mechanisms to hold them accountable, investigators may cut corners, violate standards of privacy and informed consent, and even endanger participants. Disruption in the normal function of medical services can also apply pressure on individuals unable to access care by traditional means to seek it out by participating in risky research.

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Development of a set of community-informed Ebola messages for Sierra Leone

by John Kinsman, Kars de Bruijne, Alpha M. Jalloh, Muriel Harris, Hussainatu Abdullah, Titus Boye-Thompson, Osman Sankoh, Abdul K.

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Rapid qualitative research methods during complex health emergencies: A systematic review of…

Publication date: September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 189 Author(s): Ginger A.

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Analysis of patient data from laboratories during the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia,…

by Yuki Furuse, Mosoka Fallah, Hitoshi Oshitani, Ling Kituyi, Nuha Mahmoud, Emmanuel Musa, Alex Gasasira, Tolbert Nyenswah, Bernice Dahn, Luke Bawo An outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia began in March 2014 and ended in January 2016. Epidemiological information on the EVD cases was collected and managed nationally; however, collection and management of the data were challenging at the time because surveillance and reporting systems malfunctioned during the outbreak.

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Conventional Wisdom versus Actual Outcomes: Challenges in the Conduct of an Ebola Vaccine Trial…

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Liberia’s Fight against Malaria Continues

Liberia was making steady progress against malaria in the years after the civil war. Despite the devastation of Ebola, the health authorities have continued to push against malaria. The DHS Program has released key findings from the 2016 Malaria Information Survey. We have compared those against the 2011 MIS, and while there is progress, much work needs to be done in this highly endemic area – not just in fighting malaria, but in rebuilding health systems damaged by war and Ebola.

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Humanitarian funding: What were 2016’s key trends?

Global spending in response to humanitarian crises reached an estimated US$27.3 billion in 2016. Our Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 provides detailed and comprehensive analysis of what’s behind this. Here are four key trends in where the money comes from and how and where it is delivered – and what this means for current and future funding. A slowdown in global humanitarian funding It’s remarkable that in 2016 international humanitarian funding grew for the fourth consecutive year, but striking how this growth slowed.

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Challenges in preparing and implementing a clinical trial at field level in an Ebola emergency:…

by Sara Carazo Perez, Elin Folkesson, Xavier Anglaret, Abdoul-Habib Beavogui, Emmanuel Berbain, Alseny-Modet Camara, Evelyn Depoortere, Annabelle Lefevre, Piet Maes, Kristian Nødtvedt Malme, Jean-Marie Denis Malvy, Sien Ombelet, Geertrui Poelaert, Daouda Sissoko, Alexis Tounkara, Pierre Trbovic, Pascal Piguet, Annick Antierens Author summary: During the large Ebola outbreak that affected West Africa in 2014 and 2015, studies were launched to evaluate potential treatments for the disease. A clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the antiviral drug favipiravir was conducted in Guinea.

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Guess WHO spends US$200 million per year on travel

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As an #Ebola outbreak raises unmet challenges, we’re reading how politics drives public health

Categories: What we’re readingWhile the World Health Organization’s announcement of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo raised appropriate alarm, the recognition of and response to the disease following nine cases of illness with three deaths over the last several weeks represent some degree of progress. The outbreak is the eighth in the country that was […](Read more…)

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WHO, Partner Organizations Prepare Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Be Sent To DRC If Requested

Humanosphere: Dozens of health workers dispatched to stop Ebola outbreak in DR Congo “Officials with the World Health Organization confirmed an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the weekend. So far, there are at least 19 suspected cases and three deaths since the first infection in late April. Health officials from…More

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Statement on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO has been informed of a cluster of illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of DRC. On 11 May, the Ministry of Health informed WHO that of 5 laboratory samples tested for Ebola virus, 1 tested positive.

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