Journal article

Ebola in the context of conflict affected states and health systems: case studies of Northern Uganda and Sierra Leone

Barbara McPake, Sophie Witter, Sarah Ssali, Haja Wurie, Justine Namakula, Freddie Ssengooba

CONFLICT AND HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Ebola seems to be a particular risk in conflict affected contexts. All three of the countries most affected by the 2014-15 outbreak have a complex conflict-affected recent history. Other major outbreaks in the recent past, in Northern Uganda and in the Democratic Republic of Congo are similarly afflicted although outbreaks have also occurred in stable settings. Although the 2014-15 outbreak in West Africa has received more attention than almost any other public health issue in recent months, very little of that attention has focused on the complex interaction between conflict and its aftermath and its implications for health systems, the emergence of the disease and the success or failure in..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the UK department for International Development (DFID) through the ReBUIILD Consortium.