Evaluating the impact of safe and dignified burials for stopping Ebola transmission in West Africa

Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

The importance of safe and dignified burial as an integral part of reducing the transmission of Ebola and stopping the outbreak is significant.  This collaborative research determined the impact of safe and dignified burial on the epidemic, linking epidemiological and anthropological evidence.  Anthrologica led anthropological research to assess the impact as understood by frontline responders and Ebola affected communities.  Analysing and documenting these perceptions and experience contributed to good practice programme design and provided key evidence for the planning, implementation and prioritisation of activities for future epidemics.

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