PBEA Case study of volunteers during the Ebola response in Liberia

In August 2014, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf declared a national state of emergency due to the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in' Liberia. It quickly became clear that all available resources should be diverted to support the Ministry of Health to eradicate the Ebola virus. In October 2014, UNICEF Liberia redirected the scope of the PBEA programme. Under the revised programme, NVs and JNVs were deployed to Ebola-affected communities to support the Ministry of Health’s Ebola awareness activities, conduct contact tracing, and provide psychosocial support. This study evaluates the effects of the volunteers’ interventions as part of the Ebola response from the perspective of the volunteers themselves and other key stakeholders. It focuses on five key areas: relevance, efficiency, results and effectiveness, partnership, and sustainability.

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Ingrid Gercama, Juliet Bedford


Education for Peacebuilding

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