The Ebola Pandemic in Sierra Leone: Representations, Actors, Interventions and The Path to Recovery

John Lahai

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    Abstract

    This book provides a timely examination of the Ebola pandemic in Sierra Leone from four different standpoints: 1) a social standpoint that focuses on the way in which the vulnerable Sierra Leonian population viewed the pandemic in light of their cultural beliefs, memories of past wars and narratives and actions of the government; 2) a good governance standpoint that exposes lapses in health governance and the general unpreparedness of the government and international community to deal with the outbreak; 3) a scientific research standpoint that looks at the role played by the Sierra Leone's Lassa Fever Research Laboratories as a main hub for the investigation, monitoring and evaluation of communicable diseases in the Mano River Union countries; and 4) an international politics standpoint that examines the development of a new bio-security international apparatus involving a wide range of international actors and institutions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages140
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319459042
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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