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Cultural Practices on Burial and Care for the Sick in South Sudan

Literature on cultural practices for burial and care for the sick among individual ethnic groups in South Sudan was very limited. However, it clearly points to the importance of proper burials among all ethnic groups: these typically entail washing the body of the deceased; it can take several days before burial takes place; and graves […]

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Considérations Clés: Comportements en Matière de Santé dans la Province de l’Équateur, RDC

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations socioculturelles clés inhérentes aux croyances et aux comportements en matière desanté dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola survenue dans la province de l’Équateur, en RDC, en juin 2018. Une analyse plus complète devrait être faite avec la population affectée, mais en raison de la transmission qui se […]

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Considérations Clés: Inhumation, Funérailles et Pratiques de Deuil dans la Province de l’Équateur, RDC

Cette note stratégique résume les problèmes sociaux-culturels clés liés à des événements en rapport avec les décès, l’inhumation, les funérailles, (rites ou cérémonies), et le deuil dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola en RDC, en juin 2018. Une analyse plus complète devrait être faite, mais en raison de la transmission qui se poursuit, […]

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Considérations Clés: le Contexte de la Province de l’Équateur, RDC

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations clés inhérentes au contexte de la province de l’Équateur vis-à-vis de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola en RDC, en juin 2018. Une analyse plus complète devrait être faite avec la population affectée, mais en raison de la transmission qui se poursuit, la priorité a été accordée à la communication des […]

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Socio-Cultural Considerations for Vaccine Introduction and Community Engagement

This brief summarises key socio-cultural issues related to the introduction  of vaccine (rVSV-ZEBOV) to the DRC in relation to the Ebola outbreak, May 2018. A deeper dive should be undertaken, but given the imminent introduction of the vaccine, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations, particularly for community engagement, has been prioritised. Informal discussions have been […]

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Key Considerations: Burial, Funeral and Mourning Practices in Équateur Province, DRC

This brief summarises key socio-cultural considerations concerning events related to death, burial, funerals (rites or ceremonies), and mourning in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, June 2018. Further participatory inquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations for safe and dignified burial practices and related […]

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Rapid Qualitative Research Methods during Complex Health Emergencies: A Systematic Review of the Literature

The 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa highlighted both the successes and limitations of social science contributions to emergency response operations. An important limitation was the rapid and effective communication of study findings. A systematic review was carried out to explore how rapid qualitative methods have been used during global heath emergencies to understand which […]

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Material Proximities and Hotspots: Toward an Anthropology of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

This article outlines a research program for an anthropology of viral hemorrhagic fevers (collectively known as VHFs). It begins by reviewing the social science literature on Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa Fevers and charting areas for future ethnographic attention. The study theoretically elaborates the hotspot as a way of integrating analysis of the two routes of […]

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Ebola Through a Glass, Darkly: Ways of Knowing the State and Each Other

The Ebola epidemic unfolded in radically divergent manners in two neighboring villages in Sierra Leone, with one recording 40 cases and 20 deaths and the other recording zero cases, though they are located only 100 meters apart. Presented with identical information about Ebola’s cause and modes of transmission, one chief reacted by attempting to shield […]

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Epidemics (Especially Ebola)

Anthropology’s response to the West African Ebola epidemic was one of the most rapid and expansive anthropological interventions to a global health emergency in the discipline’s history. This article sets forth the size and scale of the anthropological response and describes the protagonists, interventions, and priorities for anthropological engagement. It takes an inclusive approach to […]

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