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Project

Ebola: Lessons for development

This is an initiative in which it is hoped the development community can start to ask itself deep and serious questions about how the current development model has contributed to shaping the magnitude of today’s crisis – and, importantly, point to what needs to change to realise a more resilient global future.

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The initiative will be launched at a high-level meeting of key policymakers, NGOs and researchers involved in the Ebola crisis. In a set of nine briefing papers launching the initiative, IDS researchers argue that there is an urgent need to look beyond the immediate, on-the-ground concerns of disease control and containment to consider the bigger and broader questions about international development.

Key contacts

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Leah Plati

Programme Officer (MA) Programme Manager (Short Courses)

l.plati@ids.ac.uk

+44 (0)1273 915832

Project details

start date
6 February 2015
end date
6 February 2018
value
£0

Partners

Supported by
UKaid

About this project

Recent work

News

New epidemic online platform calls for local response to Ebola

Launched today in partnership between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a new online platform, the Epidemic Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP2), building on the success of the award-winning work of the original Ebola...

11 June 2018

News

New film advocates for health policy and systems research

A new film by Health Systems Global and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research shows the vital role health policy and systems research (HPSR) plays in building stronger and more equitable health systems around the world.

9 May 2017

News

IDS-led team wins first prize for social science response to Ebola

The Ebola Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP) and the related Ebola: lessons for development initiatives led by Professor Melissa Leach at theInstitute of Development Studies (IDS) have won the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Outstanding International Impact Prize for...

23 June 2016

Press release

IDS-led team wins first prize for social science response to Ebola

The Ebola Response Anthropology Platform and the related Ebola: lessons for development initiatives led by Professor Melissa Leach at the Institute of Development Studies have won the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council Outstanding International Impact Prize for their rapid and...

22 June 2016

News

IDS Ebola Initiatives shortlisted for ESRC Impact Prize

The Ebola Response Anthropology Platform and the related Ebola: lessons for development initiatives have been shortlisted for the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council Outstanding International Impact Prize.

12 May 2016

Press release

IDS Director urges vigilance after WHO Ebola announcement

While the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) welcomes the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent announcement that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has at last come to an end, the new case identified in Sierra Leone highlights the need to remain vigilant against future re-emergence and...

18 January 2016