Gender dimensions to the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.

Author:

Fawole, O.I., Bamiselu, O.F., Adewuyi, P.A. and Nguku, P.M.,

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Date:

2016

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Theme:

Gender and Pandemics

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Fawole, O.I., Bamiselu, O.F., Adewuyi, P.A. and Nguku, P.M., (2016). Gender dimensions to the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. Annals of African medicine, 15(1), pp. 7-13.

This paper is a synthesis of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria from a gender perspective, including women’s involvement in the response, vulnerability to infection, and women’s role in preventing and responding to future outbreaks. The paper determined that women were disproportionately exposed to Ebola both occupationally and domestically due to their care giving roles and lack the correct protective equipment and access to information services in order to protect themselves.