Anthrologica - Anthropology of Global Health

UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)

West Africa

The Director of Anthrologica was appointed the lead anthropologist for the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (October-December 2014). Working collaboratively with global online anthropology platforms, Dr Bedford provided technical support to the national governments and lead agencies, particularly regarding community engagement and social mobilisation components that cross-cut the pillars of the response. She delivered knowledge products including briefings, targeted reports and ethnographic insights, and contributed to a developing evidence base to guide policy and shape interventions and strategy. In Liberia, Dr Bedford also supported the national emergency operation centre to create an enabling environment for qualitative data to complement and supplement routine epidemiological data used in the response.

Resistance in Guinea - June 2015
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Culture and Clinical Trials Advisory Brief ( EN | FR ) Regional food insecurity, work migration and roadblocks ( EN | FR ) Gift giving during initial community consultations in Sierra Leone ( EN | FR ) Handling of bodies and national memorials in Liberia ( EN | FR ) The flow of money at the community level ( EN | FR ) Mobilising youth for Ebola education in Sierra Leone and Liberia ( EN | FR )