Ebola impact on african health systems entails a quest for more international and local resilience: the case of african portuguese speaking countries
- Autores: Andreia Silva, Cláudia Conceição, Luís Velez Lapão, Natália Pereira, Paula Vasconcelos
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: Pan African Medical Journal
- Link: http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/series/22/1/15/full/
Ebola epidemics have shown to have significant impacts on many aspects of healthcare systems. African countries have been facing many difficulties while addressing Ebola epidemics, moreover due to both lack of resources and fragmented involvement of national and international entities. The participation of multiple organizations has created serious problems of coordination of aid and the operation of that aid on the ground. This paper aims at addressing the impact of Ebola epidemics on African health systems, with a special focus on the definition of impact mitigation guidelines and the role of resilience. The example of Portuguese speaking countries is presented.