Apply now for an Ebola Response Anthropology Platform small grant

In 2016 the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP) was awarded the international impact prize of the UK Economic and Social Research Council. With the prize fund, ERAP would like to announce that it will be giving small grants to social science students from the three Ebola-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to support the important fieldwork on topics related to Ebola response or other zoonotic and viral disease hazards encountered in the Upper West African region (for instance, Lassa Fever). ERAP was an Continue reading →

Ebola Crisis Appeal – Response Review

This is the review of the Ebola Crisis Appeal Response in Sierra Leone of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) that unites 13 of the largest UK humanitarian charities to raise funds in response to major international humanitarian crises. The review team consisted of an external team leader, a DEC member representative and the DEC chief executive with complementary roles and expertise. Fieldwork took place from 8th to 18th February. The team visited Freetown and Western Area, Port Loko Bombali, and Tonkolili. They used semi-structured questionnaires to Continue reading →

Ebola’s Ecologies – Limn January 2015 Issue

This issue of Limn on “Ebola’s Ecologies” examines how the 2014 Ebola outbreak has put the norms, practices, and institutional logics of global health into question, and examines the new assemblages that are being forged in its wake. The contributions focus on various domains of thought and practice that have been implicated in the current outbreak, posing questions such as: What has been learned about the ambitions and the limits of humanitarian medical response? What insights are emerging concerning the contemporary organization of global health Continue reading →