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African civil society initiatives to drive a biobanking, biosecurity and infrastructure development agenda in the wake of the West African Ebola outbreak

dc.contributor.authorAbayomi, Akinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGevao, Sahren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorConton, Brianen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDeblasio, Pasqualeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKatz, Rebeccaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-12T09:59:33Z
dc.date.available2017-09-12T09:59:33Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationAbayomi, A., et al. 2016. African civil society initiatives to drive a biobanking, biosecurity and infrastructure development agenda in the wake of the West African Ebola outbreak. The Pan African Medical Journal, 24:270, doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.24.270.8429
dc.identifier.issn1937-8688 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.11604/pamj.2016.24.270.8429
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102216
dc.descriptionCITATION: Abayomi, A., et al. 2016. African civil society initiatives to drive a biobanking, biosecurity and infrastructure development agenda in the wake of the West African Ebola outbreak. The Pan African Medical Journal, 24:270, doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.24.270.8429.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the formation of a civil society consortium, spurred to action by frustration over the Ebola crises, to facilitate the development of infrastructure and frameworks including policy development to support a harmonized, African approach to health crises on the continent. The Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium, or GET, is an important example of how African academics, scientists, clinicians and civil society have come together to initiate policy research, multilevel advocacy and implementation of initiatives aimed at building African capacity for timely and effective mitigations strategies against emerging infectious and neglected pathogens, with a focus on biobanking and biosecurity. The consortium has been able to establish it self as a leading voice, drawing attention to scientific infrastructure gaps, the importance of cultural sensitivities, and the power of community engagement. The GET consortium demonstrates how civil society can work together, encourage government engagement and strengthen national and regional efforts to build capacity.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/24/270/full/
dc.format.extent5 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAfrican Field Epidemiology Network
dc.subjectBiobanking -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectBiosecurity -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectCivil society -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectDiseases -- Prevention -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectGlobal Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortiumen_ZA
dc.titleAfrican civil society initiatives to drive a biobanking, biosecurity and infrastructure development agenda in the wake of the West African Ebola outbreaken_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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