Below is the list of evidence-based research output on Ebola outbreaks by CPAID researchers. These range from academic papers to action-oriented research briefs and blog posts.
- 'Ebola: Public Trust, Intermediaries, and Rumour in the DR Congo', Joe Trapido, The Lancet, March 2019.
- 'Ebola and Public Authority: Saving Loved Ones in Sierra Leone', Melissa Parker, Tommy Matthew Hanson, Ahmed Vandi, Lawrence Sao Babawo, Tim Allen, Medical Anthropology, May 2019.
- 'Ebola, Community Engagement, and Saving Loved Ones', Melissa Parker, Tommy Matthew Hanson, Ahmed Vandi, Lawrence Sao Babawo, Tim Allen, The Lancet, June 2019.
CPAID Researchers have contributed to expert advisory groups for the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP), a partnership between the Institute of Development Studies and Anthrologica with support from UNICEF, the Wellcome Trust, DFID and others. SSHAP provides remote support for the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo and preparedness activities in the four neighboring high priority countries (Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi).
The platform has produced a series of rapid operational briefs which focus on key socio-cultural considerations regarding context and local specifics that may influence transmission and response, and present action-orientated recommendations that can be used to shape interventions and engagement. The briefs mesh long-term ethnographic research with issues emerging on the ground and are based on collaborations between international and local researchers, universities and partner institutes.
SSHAP has developed multi-disciplinary expert advisory groups that have specific in-depth knowledge of the geographic areas, at-risk communities and key issues significant to preparedness and response. It ensures that this expertise is readily available to partners both on the ground and globally. Through these advisory groups CPAID researchers have collaborated on the following briefs:
- 'Ebola and Chiefs in Sierra Leone', Paul Richards, Africa at LSE, June 2019.
- 'Lessons from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone', Tim Allen & Melissa Parker, Africa at LSE, August 2018.
- 'An experiment in Participatory Blogging on Ebola in Sierra Leone', Duncan Green, Africa at LSE, April 2018.
- '#PublicAuthority: What will happen when there is another Epidemic? Ebola in Mathiane, Sierra Leone', Tim Allen & Melissa Parker, Africa at LSE, February 2018.