Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Ebola virus disease; Epidemics--Political aspects--Africa, West; Emergency management--Political aspects--Africa, West;
The Ebola crisis of 2014, though concentrated most heavily in three small countries in western Africa, awoke the international community to its lack of effective health crisis infrastructure. As the disease rocked the globe, multinational groups scrambled to help those directly affected and protect the overwhelming majority of people not directly affected. Most preventative measures failed, and pre-existing initiatives to stem the flow of the disease only served to open the floodgates more. After careful examination of the literature surrounding medical, cultural, financial, national, and global circumstances enabling Ebola to flourish, as well as applying individual analysis and examination, it is evident certain changes must be made.
Date of Award
Department of Political Science
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2015 Maddison Zayn Jansen
Jansen, Maddison Zayn, "Diagnosing an international health crisis: A structural exploration of Ebola 2014" (2015). Honors Program Theses. 197.