Pregnant in the Time of Ebola, 1st ed. 2019
Women and Their Children in the 2013-2015 West African Epidemic

Global Maternal and Child Health Series

Coordinators: Schwartz David A., Anoko Julienne Ngoundoung, Abramowitz Sharon A.

Language: Anglais

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This comprehensive account of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history examines its devastating effects on West Africa?s most vulnerable populations: pregnant women and children. Noted experts across disciplines assess health care systems? responses to the epidemic in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, emphasizing key areas such as pregnancy, prenatal services, childbirth, neonatal care, and survivor health among pregnant and non-pregnant women. The 30 chapters hone in on gender-based social issues exacerbated during the outbreak, from violence against women and girls to barriers to female education. At the same time, chapters pinpoint numerous areas for service delivery and policy improvements for more coordinated, effective, and humane actions during future pandemics. 

A sampling of the topics: 

  • Ebola virus disease: perinatal transmission and epidemiology
  • Comprehensive clinical care for children with Ebola virus disease
  • Maternal and reproductive rights: Ebola and the law in Liberia
  • Ebola-related complications for maternal, newborn, and child health service delivery and utilization in Guinea
  • The Ebola epidemic halted female genital cutting in Sierra Leone?temporarily 
  • Maternity care for Ebola at Médecins Sans Frontières centers
  • Stigmatization of pregnant women with and without Ebola
  • Exclusion of women and infants from Ebola treatment trials
  • Role of midwives during the Ebola epidemic

Pregnant in the Time of Ebola is a powerful resource for public health specialists, anthropologists, social scientists, physicians, epidemiologists, nurses, midwives, and governmental and non-governmental agency staff studying the effects of the epidemic on women and children as a result of the most widespread Ebola outbreak to date.

1) Sharon Abramowitz, PhD, Independent Consultant. Pending Research Affiliate with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey                                                                                 "Ebola's Assault on Women, Children, and Family Reproduction: An Introduction to the Issues"

2) David A. Schwartz, MD,MS Hyg, FCAP, Clinical Professor, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia                                                                        
"The West African Ebola Epidemic: Overview and Timeline"

3) Julienne Ngoundoung Anoko, PhD, MS, Universite Sorbonne, Paris, France, and Doug Henry, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
"Finding Flexibility Within Tradition in Guinea: Diffusing Community Crisis Through Ebola-focused Ethnography"

4) Adrienne Strong, MA, PhD Candidate, Departments of Anthropology, Washington University of St. Louis and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and David A. Schwartz, MD, MS Hyg, FCAP, Clinical Professor, Medical College of Georgia, University of Augusta, Augusta, Georgia
"Effects of the Ebola Epidemic on Health Care of Pregnant Women: Stigmatization With and Without Infection"

5) Gillian Burkhardt, MD and Elin Erland, MD. Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre, Barcelona, Spain
"Ebola's Unintended Consequences: The Challenges of Managing Pregnant Ebola-suspected Women in Ebola Contexts" 

6) Benjamin Black, MBBS, MSc, MRCOG and Ruth Kauffman, BSN, RN. Médecins Sans Frontières Operational Centre, Barcelona, Spain
"Clinical Care for Pregnant Women in an Ebola Treatment Center"

7) Guirlene Frederic, UNICEF, Chief, Child Protection, Conakry, Guinea 
"The Care of Children and Orphans Affected by Ebola During the Response to the Disease in Guinea"

8) Jonah Lipton, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, London School of Economics, London, Great Britain
"Taking 'Life Off Hold' During a Time of Crisis in Freetown, Sierra Leone"

9) Paul Farmer, PhD, MD, Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH, Regan Marsh, MD, MPH, and Kerry Deirberg, MD. Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts
"Public Health Aspects of the Ebola Epidemic in Women and Children"

10) Veronica Fynn Bruey, LLM, BSc, MPH, LLB and PhD Candidate, Visiting Scholar, School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle 
"Maternal and Reproductive Rights: Ebola and the Law in Liberia"

11) Ramatou Ouedraogo, PhD, Laboratoire les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM), Bordeaux, France, and Veronica Gomez-Temesio, PhD, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France & Graduate Institute of Geneva, Switzerland
"Between Safety, Fear, and Obligation of Care: Being Pregnant in a Guinean Ebola Treatment Unit"

12) Theresa Elizabeth Jones, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, International Rescue Committee, Monrovia, Liberia 
"Risk Without Recognition: The Experiences of Traditional Midwives and Birth Attendants Who Filled the Gap in the Time of Ebola"

13) Dr Edwige Adekambi Domingo, UNFPA, Conakry, Guinea 
"Ebola and Pregnancy in Guinea"

14) Sarah Paige, PhD, MPH, Co-Founder, Ebola Survivor Corps, Medical Geographer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, Andrew Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ebola Survivor Corps, Nell Bond, PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Lina Moses, Director, Community and Ecology Based Research, Tulane University Lassa Fever Program, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
"The 2013-2015 Ebola Outbreak and Child Development: Measuring the Impact Among Child Survivors and Peers, and Identifying Opportunities for Care"

15) Janice Cooper, PhD, MPA, Country Representative, Liberia Mental Health Initiative and Project Lead, Mental Health Program, The Carter Center in Monrovia, Liberia 
"Perspectives From Ebola Survivors in Liberia"

16) Ken Limwame, MPH (SBCC) and Karyartay Karyar, UNICEF, Monrovia, Liberia
"Retrospective Community Perceptions of Being Pregnant During the Ebola Outbreak in Urban Liberia"

17) Indi Trehan, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri and Charles W. Callahan, DO, Partners in Health, Boston, Massachusetts
"Comprehensive Clinical Care for Children With Ebola"

18) Emily Bayne, MBBS, Cert ClinEd, DTM&H, National Health Service, Great Britain
"Providing Care for Women and Children During the Ebola Epidemic: A Volunteer Physician's Experiences"

19) Rebecca Henderson, MD/PhD Candidate, University of Florida Department of Anthropology and School of Medicine and Sharon Abramowitz, PhD, Independent Consultant. Pending Research Affiliate with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey                                                                  
"Who Delivers? Birthing Roles in Sierra Leone"

20) Monica Ontango, PhD, RN, MPH, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Health, BU Center for Global Health & Development, Boston University School of Public Health, and Kirsten Resnick, MS, Medical Anthropologist, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
"Gender-based Violence and Teenage Pregnancy: Neglected Consequences of the 2013 Ebola Outbreak"

21) Dominique de Juriew, PhD, Child Protection Consultant, UNICEF and UNHCR, Montreal, Canada
"Health Workers, Children, and Families: Communication Challenges in the Ebola Context"

22) Moussa Koulibaly, MD, Professor and Director, Ignace Deen Hospital; Telly Sy, MD, Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ignace Deen Hospital; and Diallo Yaya, MD, Deputy Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ignace Deen Hospital and University of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
"Medical Care of Women and Pregnancy in Conakry at the Ignace Deen Hospital During the Ebola Epidemic"

23) Chrissy Godwin, MSPH, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"Understanding Sexual Behavior and Fertility Changes in Female Survivors of Ebola"