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Considérations Clés : Préparation et Planification de Riposte contre le Virus Ébola à Goma, RDC

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations clés inhérentes au contexte social, politique et économique de Goma dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola survenue en RDC en mars 2019. Goma est la capitale administrative de la province du Nord-Kivu et un centre urbain majeur dans la région des Grands Lacs. La ville compte environ […]

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Institutional Trust and Misinformation in the Response to the 2018–19 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu, DR Congo: A Population-Based Survey

The current outbreak of Ebola in eastern DR Congo, beginning in 2018, emerged in a complex and violent political and security environment. Community-level prevention and outbreak control measures appear to be dependent on public trust in relevant authorities and information, but little scholarship has explored these issues. The authors aimed to investigate the role of […]

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An Epidemic of Suspicion — Ebola and Violence in the DRC

Until the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Ebola outbreaks had been sporadic, small, and largely confined to isolated rural villages in Central Africa. But the 2014 epidemic broke all the rules and killed more than 15,000 people; since then, more outbreaks have been reaching larger urban centers, sometimes resulting in uncontrolled spread. The current […]

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Compilation de Données en Matière de Sciences Sociales et Comportementales – Novembre 2018

Cette brève compilation d’analyses de données fournit un « état des lieux » des données en matière de sciences sociales et comportementales liées à la flambée épidémique du virus Ébola dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et de l’Ituri. Sur la base des données collectées et analysées par des organisations oeuvrant au sein de la région, […]

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Social Science and Behavioural Data Compilation, DRC Ebola Outbreak, November 2018-February 2019

This rapid compilation of data analyses provides a ‘stock-take’ of social science and behavioural data related to the on-going outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. Based on data gathered and analysed by organisations working in the Ebola response and in the region more broadly, it explores convergences and divergences between datasets and, […]

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Community Responses to the Ebola Response: Beni, North Kivu

Since July 2013, a series of massacres have occurred in the Beni territory of North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo, an area heavily affected by the current Ebola outbreak. More than 1,000 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands have been displaced (Congo Research Network, 2016, 2017). The kidnappings and mass killings transformed […]

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Social Science Lessons Learned from Ebola Epidemics – Evidence Summary

In this ‘Social Science in Epidemics’ series, different aspects of past disease outbreaks are reviewed in order to identify social science ‘entry points’ for preparedness and response activities. This brief draws out some recommendations for Ebola response actors in North Kivu. It includes lessons learned primarily from (i) historical outbreaks in Congo; (ii) outbreaks in […]

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Technologies of Trust in Epidemic Response: Openness, Reflexivity and Accountability During the 2014–2016 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Trust is an essential component of successful cooperative endeavours. The global health response to the 2014–2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak confronted historically tenuous regional relationships of trust. Challenging sociopolitical contexts and initially inappropriate communication strategies impeded trustworthy relationships between communities and responders during the epidemic. Social scientists affiliated with the Ebola 100-Institut Pasteur project interviewed […]

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Dynamique Transfrontalière Ouganda-RDC

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations clés relatives à la dynamique transfrontalière entre l’Ouganda et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola survenue dans le Nord-Kivu et dans les provinces environnantes, en décembre 2018. D’autres enquêtes participatives doivent être menées auprès des populations touchées, mais au vu de […]

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Uganda-DRC Cross-Border Dynamics

This brief summarises key considerations concerning cross-border dynamics between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and surrounding provinces, December 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations related to community engagement have been […]

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