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Anthropologists and other social scientists working in West Africa have created EB-SHS Network (for Ebola Social and Human Sciences Network) in September 2014, when the epidemic had reached 5 countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal). To better analyse the social effects of the epidemic threat in neighbouring countries, they extended the network to Mali, Niger, Ghana, Benin, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Bissau Guinea.

The network gathers  social scientists, with aims of sharing information, comparing and sharing methodological or theoretical perspectives for analyses of the epidemic, developing common or comparative research programs, and promoting the coordination of results publication. The network is coordinated by Institut de Recherche pour le Développement with the support of French Agency for Research on HIV and viral hepatitis (ANRS), and Institut de Microbiologie et de Maladies Infectieuses (IMMI).

Contact:  Bernard Taverne, bernard.taverne@ird.fr

Anthropologie des Epidémies Emergentes Network