IHSA

Ebola and accountability
Organiser(s): Natalie Roberts, Myfanwy James

Excerpt:
The 2018-20 Ebola epidemic in Eastern DRC was the first major outbreak of the disease since West Africa 2013-16. Dramatic biomedical progress was made before and during the Kivu outbreak, including the rapid development of effective treatments, vaccines, and care interventions, yet this did not result in any tangible reduction of mortality. Response efforts were marked by an extraordinary budget (estimated between $0.8 and $1.2 billion) dispersed amongst a plethora of national and international scientific, public health, UN and humanitarian organisations, as well as the Congolese government and state institutions.
This panel invites papers that explore the consequences of a highly fatal disease spreading amongst carers and social networks in a region of political instability, extreme vio ..

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