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Policy critique on the World Health Organization's burial practices used during Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015

Law, Carrie (2017) Policy critique on the World Health Organization's burial practices used during Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Ebola has been a known virus since the 1970s and has been responsible for killing thousands of people. In the most recent outbreak during 2014 and 2015 many international aid organizations attempted to lend help. The World Health Organization developed a protocol to direct WHO affiliated burial teams on the proper ways to conduct a dignified burial that will help to decrease disease transmission. The protocol focuses on Christian and Muslim specific burials and does not address any other religions or regional burial customs. The rules of the protocol will be observed and critiqued. Emphasis will be made on what worked well and what in the policy needed to be reevaluated. Finally, it will address recommendations for future use of the policy. Public Health Statement: This policy is not applicable to other locations, so the main objective is to understand why it is important to create policies with specific regions or cultural factors in mind. It also shows why it is important to have living documents during an emergency situation so that edits can be made quickly that will improve outcomes for team members and communities.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Law, Carriecal86@pitt.eduCAL86
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBarron, Gerald M.gbarron@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberKory, William B.koryupj@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 10 April 2017
Date Type: Submission
Submission Date: 2 April 2017
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: policy
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 16:03
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2020 02:04
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/31152

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