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Ebola: Beyond the Health Emergency

Overview

Ebola: beyond the health emergency - Summary of research into the consequences of the Ebola outbreak for children and communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone

This study describes the range of impacts that Ebola has had on children and families in Liberia and Sierra Leone, looking beyond the immediate health effects.

Beyond those infected with the virus, there is a large number of children and families whose survival and development have been threatened by the loss of already precarious health services, the loss of community cohesion and the loss of basic needs such as food.

Many children have been placed at risk by a breakdown in the protective environment usually provided by families and the wider community.

  • Executive summary