Review of MSF-OCA surveillance and alert response in Freetown during the Ebola outbreak: lessons learned and challenges

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619227
Title:
Review of MSF-OCA surveillance and alert response in Freetown during the Ebola outbreak: lessons learned and challenges
Authors:
West, Kim; Greig, Jane; Lokuge, Kamalini; Caleo, Grazia; Stringer, Beverley; Korr, Gerit Solveig
Abstract:
Aim: To reduce suffering, morbidity and mortality by containing and reducing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), while preserving human dignity for the affected population in Sierra Leone. Purpose: To reduce and ultimately eliminate the transmission of EVD in a defined catchment population in Freetown. Objectives: • Provide epidemiological technical support to intensify surveillance, supervision of the alert response and enhanced case investigation in the defined area. • Assess and respond to current gaps in infection prevention and control, water and sanitation, and triage in health facilities within the defined area. • Assess community social mobilisation, health promotion, contact tracing and quarantine interventions in the defined area and respond to any gaps through advocacy towards the relevant pillar/organization and/or through direct MSF intervention. • Prioritise MSF and health staff safety & biosecurity at all times • Medical (non-Ebola) and humanitarian needs of the population are monitored, recorded, analysed and responded to through advocacy or MSF action.
Affiliation:
MSF-OCA
Issue Date:
Jul-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619227
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
Research Protocol
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dc.contributor.authorWest, Kimen
dc.contributor.authorGreig, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorLokuge, Kamalinien
dc.contributor.authorCaleo, Graziaen
dc.contributor.authorStringer, Beverleyen
dc.contributor.authorKorr, Gerit Solveigen
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-27T14:01:30Z-
dc.date.available2018-07-27T14:01:30Z-
dc.date.issued2018-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619227-
dc.descriptionResearch Protocolen
dc.description.abstractAim: To reduce suffering, morbidity and mortality by containing and reducing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), while preserving human dignity for the affected population in Sierra Leone. Purpose: To reduce and ultimately eliminate the transmission of EVD in a defined catchment population in Freetown. Objectives: • Provide epidemiological technical support to intensify surveillance, supervision of the alert response and enhanced case investigation in the defined area. • Assess and respond to current gaps in infection prevention and control, water and sanitation, and triage in health facilities within the defined area. • Assess community social mobilisation, health promotion, contact tracing and quarantine interventions in the defined area and respond to any gaps through advocacy towards the relevant pillar/organization and/or through direct MSF intervention. • Prioritise MSF and health staff safety & biosecurity at all times • Medical (non-Ebola) and humanitarian needs of the population are monitored, recorded, analysed and responded to through advocacy or MSF action.en
dc.language.isoenen
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dc.subjectEbolaen
dc.subjectFreetownen
dc.subjectsurveillanceen
dc.subjectlessons learneden
dc.titleReview of MSF-OCA surveillance and alert response in Freetown during the Ebola outbreak: lessons learned and challengesen
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentMSF-OCAen
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