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The Resource Ebola : how a people's science helped end an epidemic, Paul Richards

Ebola : how a people's science helped end an epidemic, Paul Richards

Label
Ebola : how a people's science helped end an epidemic
Title
Ebola
Title remainder
how a people's science helped end an epidemic
Statement of responsibility
Paul Richards
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2013, the largest Ebola outbreak in history swept across West Africa, claiming thousands of lives in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea and sending the international community into panic. By 2014, experts were grimly predicting that millions would be infected within months, and a huge international control effort was mounted to contain the virus. Yet paradoxically, at this point the disease was already going into decline in Africa itself. Why did outside observers get it so wrong? Paul Richards draws on his extensive firsthand experience in Sierra Leone to argue that the international community's alarmed response failed to take account of local expertise and common sense. Crucially, Richards shows that the humanitarian response to the disease was most effective in those areas where it supported community initiatives already in place, such as giving local people agency in terms of disposing of bodies. In turn, the international response dangerously hampered recovery when it ignored or disregarded local knowledge
Member of
Cataloging source
NLM
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1945 May 14-
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Richards, Paul
Dewey number
614.5/88
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QR201.E16
LC item number
R53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 A-446
  • WC 534
Series statement
African arguments
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  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
  • Epidemics
  • Burial
  • Risk Factors
  • International Cooperation
  • Africa, Western
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Ebola-Fieber
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Contagious
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • africa
Label
Ebola : how a people's science helped end an epidemic, Paul Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in association with the International African Institute; Royal African Society; World Peace Foundation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The world's first Ebola epidemic -- The epidemic's rise and decline -- Washing the dead : does culture spread Ebola? -- Ebola in rural Sierra Leone : a technography -- Burial technique -- Community responses to Ebola -- Conclusion : strengthening an African people's science -- Postscript -- Appendices : evidence and testimony from Ebola-affected community members
Control code
ocn945390731
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 180 pages
Isbn
9781783608591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781783608584
  • (OCoLC)945390731
Label
Ebola : how a people's science helped end an epidemic, Paul Richards
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in association with the International African Institute; Royal African Society; World Peace Foundation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The world's first Ebola epidemic -- The epidemic's rise and decline -- Washing the dead : does culture spread Ebola? -- Ebola in rural Sierra Leone : a technography -- Burial technique -- Community responses to Ebola -- Conclusion : strengthening an African people's science -- Postscript -- Appendices : evidence and testimony from Ebola-affected community members
Control code
ocn945390731
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 180 pages
Isbn
9781783608591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781783608584
  • (OCoLC)945390731

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