Health workers' experiences of coping with the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone's health system: A qualitative study
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Raven, J., Wurie, H. and Witter, S. (2018) ‘Health workers’ experiences of coping with the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone’s health system: a qualitative study’, BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), p. 251. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3072-3.
The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease epidemic evolved in alarming ways in Sierra Leone spreading to all districts. The country struggled to control it against a backdrop of a health system that was already over-burdened. Health workers play an important role during epidemics but there is limited research on how they cope during health epidemics in fragile states. This paper explores the challenges faced by health workers and their coping strategies during the Ebola outbreak in four districts - Bonthe, Kenema, Koinadugu and Western Area - of Sierra Leone.