Essays about: "Ebola virus"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 essays containing the words Ebola virus.

  1. 1. 'A Perfect Storm' A case study of how the Ebola response played into conflict dynamics in Sierra Leone

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS)

    Author : Cathrine Barklin; [2020]
    Keywords : Civil War; Ebola Outbreak; Humanitarian Response; Protracted Social Conflict; Sierra Leone;

    Abstract : Between 2014 and 2016, West Africa was struck by the largest ever Ebola epidemic. In Sierra Leone, the outbreak occurred only about a decade after the end of an eleven-year long civil war, which left the country with little capacity to contain the virus. READ MORE

  2. 2. Socio-Economic Determinants of Ebola Outbreak Intensity and Severity: A Study of the West-African Outbreak in 2013-2016

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Raoul Herbert; [2020]
    Keywords : Ebola; EVD; public health; SES; Economic History; Epidemics; Disease; Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This study uses a specifically constructed sub-national dataset on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak cases, deaths, and CFR in order to look at the question of how important various socio-economic factors were in determining the intensity and severity of the 2013-2016 EVD outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The results of the OLS model shows that the socio-economic conditions in different regions of the country were important indicators of the number of reported cases and deaths. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Expression, Purification and Characterization of Ebola Virion Protein 24 and Karyopherin Alpha 5

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

    Author : Marina Obaid; [2018]
    Keywords : Ebolavirus; filovirus; VP24; KPNA5; IMAC;

    Abstract : Ebolavirus (EBOV) is a single stranded RNA virus that causes haemorrhagic fever in humans and other mammals. The EBOV encodes 7 proteins, NP, L, VP30, VP35, VP40, GP and VP24. VP24 is believed to be one of the EBOV proteins that causes the extreme virulence of the pathogen. READ MORE

  4. 4. Left out and let down: A study on empowerment and access to education for young mothers in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alexandra Pärnebjörk; [2017]
    Keywords : Adolescent pregnancy; Development; Education; Empowerment; Gender; Non-formal education; Reproductive health; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Sierra Leone has struggled with high rates of adolescent pregnancy for some time and reports have shown an increase in these figures during and following the unprecedented Ebola Virus Disease outbreak from 2014 through 15. As young girls are impregnated, it has long been customary for girls to drop out of school. READ MORE

  5. 5. Communicating and engaging with crisis-affected people in humanitarian responses: a case study of the Red Cross Ebola response in Liberia

    University essay from Malmö högskola/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS)

    Author : Lisa Qvarfordt; [2016]
    Keywords : communication for development; humanitarian response; communication with crisis-affected people; participatory communication; Liberia; The Red Cross; Ebola;

    Abstract : Changing the approach to communication and engagement with the local people in Liberia during the Ebola response turned out to be a key strategy in the Red Cross’ work. The Liberian Red Cross’ communication with the crisis-affected people changed significantly during the fight against the Ebola virus, from top-down information to a more dialogical communication approach. READ MORE