Ebola

Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone

In this article, Samuel Boland and Gillian McKay of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine express their concerns over the blog post, What will happen when there is another epidemic?  Ebola in Mathiane, Sierra Leone. This blog includes a response from Professors Melissa Parker and Tim Allen.

 

In February 2018, a piece titled What will happen when there is […]

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    Book Review: Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy Edited by Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid

Book Review: Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy Edited by Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid

Jonah Lipton says that this book is a valuable contribution to the Ebola literature but also key for anyone interested in the state of Africa, epidemiology, and political economy.

Register to hear the editors of this book, Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid speak at LSE on Thursday 22 April at 6.30pm, A Preventable Epidemic: The Ebola outbreak and failures of […]

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    #PublicAuthority: What will happen when there is another epidemic? Ebola in Mathiane, Sierra Leone

#PublicAuthority: What will happen when there is another epidemic? Ebola in Mathiane, Sierra Leone

Melissa Parker and Tim Allen discover how long-standing customary forms of governance played a critical role in ending the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development. 

‘I acted to save the lives of my people, but what I did will always play on my […]

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    Reading List: Most Popular @AfricaAtLSE Book Reviews of 2016

Reading List: Most Popular @AfricaAtLSE Book Reviews of 2016

Welcome to our look back to our most popular book reviews of 2016.

Book Review – Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi Edited by Gérard Prunier and Éloi Ficquet – An impressive volume, one which contains a wealth of information on the historical, cultural and religious underpinnings of the landlocked country in the Horn of Africa, […]

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    Book Review: Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic by Paul Richards

Book Review: Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic by Paul Richards

Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic is one of the first books to provide an in-depth analysis of the recent pandemic in West Africa, The author Paul Richards has done an excellent job in bringing to the fore community efforts in responding to the virus, says Jamie Hitchen.

 

On a recent visit to Freetown, a Sierra Leonean […]

September 16th, 2016|Book Reviews, Featured, Health|2 Comments|

Africa at LSE Blog: Most Popular Posts of 2015

As the year draws to a close, it is normal to think back on how the year went. For those of us who work on the blog, we asked ourselves which articles our readers liked the most. We thought that you probably would like to know too! We hope you enjoy discovering a post you may have missed or […]

Post-Ebola: What road towards recovery?

The Ebola outbreak had claimed the lives of more 11,000 people and has devastated entire communities at both an economic and psychosocial level, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There is a necessity to act upon the good intentions and circumstantial discourses, learn lessons and react, says Sandra Lhote-Fernandes.

The main lesson from this crisis has been the inability of health systems to deal […]

August 26th, 2015|Health|0 Comments|
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    In a World Obsessed with Passport Tiers, Citizenship Is Personal and Political

In a World Obsessed with Passport Tiers, Citizenship Is Personal and Political

Robtel Neajai Pailey receives an unwelcome reminder that immigration hierarchies are maintained as a form of erasure and silencing.

Late last week, I was informed that I would not be able to travel to Dubai for an important meeting scheduled months ago.

Like other countries across the globe, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) halted travel for those with Guinean, Liberian, and […]

Why the 2015 African Union Summit a missed opportunity?

Waiswa Nkwanga argues that as the only continental organisation in Africa that brings the continent’s heads of state together every year, the AU should provide the leadership needed to address the most vexing problems affecting the continent.

So far, 2015 has not been a good year for Africa. Whether it is the Ebola virus killing thousands of people in West […]

Reforming Liberia’s Mining Sector Post-Ebola

Robtel Neajai Pailey and Silas Kpanan Ayoung Siakor argue that the most important factor in Liberia’s economic recovery following the Ebola epidemic will not be debt relief and an infusion of aid, but rather an overhaul of the country’s mining sector.

A recent report by the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) reveals that Liberia earned too little from its mining operations […]

April 27th, 2015|Health, Resources|1 Comment|

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