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Ebola 2014: Just how ‘delayed’ is the response?

Wilkinson, Katie and de Waal, Alex (2014) Ebola 2014: Just how ‘delayed’ is the response? International Development (12 Nov 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In her 2008 article, Haemorrhagic Fevers in Africa: Narratives, Politics and Pathways of Disease and Response, Melissa Leach draws attention to the ‘ecological and social dynamics’ present in African communities, the ‘structural shifts that may be impinging on the nature and frequency of outbreaks, and on local and regional vulnerability to them.’ She highlights that issues with tackling diseases such as Ebola cannot be separated from the battle against poverty and stresses that the increasing frequency and severity of outbreaks calls for the integration of longer-term perspectives into practical, sustainable responses to Ebola, if a future health crisis is to be avoided.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/internationaldevelopment/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > International Development
Collections > LSE International Development Blog
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77402

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