Lessons learnt from ebola

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Shaheen Methar's fantastic talk on Ebola at ICAN 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Thanks for letting me share her talk)

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1. EbolaOutbreakLessonslearnt!ProfShaheenMehtarChairICAN,UIPC,StellenboschUni,CT 2. Inthebeginning In2012and2013therewasanoutbreakofEbolaamongstthegreatapesintheDRCandsurroundingareaswhichlargelywentunnoLced(over5000apesdied) On13Dec2013a2yearoldchildwasdiagnosedwithEbolainGuinea-contactwithinfectedbushmeat!) ThatwastheepicentreoftheoutbreakwhichalsolargelywentunnoLced 3. Spreadlikewildfire. 4. Lowresourcecountries HighsupersLLousbeliefs GreatdependenceandreverencefortradiLonalheadsandhealers SLgmaassociatedwithlackofknowledge NotradiLonalheadsoftribesorhealerswereincludeintheHCprogram Inadequateinfrastructure-highlyburdened 5. Therewastotalpanic&confusion! 6. LessonNo1:involvethecommunity Locatetheheadsofcommunity,tribal,urban,orgovernmentstructures RespectthecultureandtradiLon Explainandeducate- Theywillunderstand Youwillgettheirtrust. TheywillinfluencethecommunityLocalstalkinganddiscussionEVD 7. Lesson2:Aweakhealthcaresystem2012GuineaLiberiaSierraLeoneTotalpopulaLon(millions)11.454.196