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Let’s not make the same mistake again: A political economy analysis of Sierra Leone’s Cholera and Ebola epidemic responses

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Taegtmeyer, Miriam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5377-2536 and McCollum, Rosalind (2016) 'Let’s not make the same mistake again: A political economy analysis of Sierra Leone’s Cholera and Ebola epidemic responses'. Global Health Governance, Vol X, Issue 1 Special Issue, pp. 71-83.

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Abstract

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa resulted in calls for universal health coverage and revision of global health governance for emergency response. This political economy analysis identifies structural reasons why Sierra Leone and the international health community failed to respond in a timely and effective manner to the Cholera and Ebola epidemics or to translate learning from the Cholera epidemic to the Ebola response. The analysis considers how structural factors interact with stakeholder institutions’ interests and power dynamics before it identifies potential solutions. We urge national and global decision makers to take concrete action to tackle underlying inequity within the global health system and address the root causes of populations’ vulnerability to future infectious disease outbreaks.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Infection. Bacterial Infections > Enteric Infections > WC 262 Cholera
WC Communicable Diseases > Infection. Bacterial Infections > Enteric Infections > WC 264 Epidemics
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Other Virus Diseases > WC 534 Viral hemorrhagic fevers
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Depositing User: Rachel Dominguez
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 09:38
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 10:52
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/5866

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