Dynamics of conflict during the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2018–2019, BMC Medicine, 28 April 2020

BMC Medicine carried a research article titled “Dynamics of conflict during the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2018–2019”, which was co-authored by Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Economics) Francis Dennig. The article discusses the 2018-2019 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and characterises and quantifies the broader conflict dynamics over the course of the outbreak by pairing epidemiological and all available spatial conflict data. The study found that while conflict variables could help characterise long-term challenges and susceptibilities of the different regions they provide little insight on the short-term dynamics of EVD transmission.

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