Strengthening Health Systems While Responding to a Health Crisis: Lessons Learned by a Nongovernmental Organization During the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Sierra Leone

by Corrado Cancedda, Sheila M. Davis, Kerry L. Dierberg et al.
J Infect Dis. (2016) 214 (suppl 3): S153-S163 – September 28, 2016

11 pp. 849 kB

An epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) beginning in 2013 has claimed an estimated 11,310 lives in West Africa. As the EVD epidemic subsides, it is important for all who participated in the emergency Ebola response to reflect on strengths and weaknesses of the response. Such reflections should take into account perspectives not usually included in peer-reviewed publications and after-action reports, including those from the public sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), survivors of Ebola, and Ebola-affected households and communities.

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