Need for Reinforced Strategies to Support Delivery of HIV Clinical Services during the Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

M. Linda Mobula, Charlene A. Brown, Gilbert Burnham, Benjamin R. Phelps

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Abstract

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. The Ebola outbreak has led to the disruption of already fragile but essential health services and drug distribution systems; HIV clinical services in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea were particularly affected. Targeted approaches are necessary to protect the continuity of HIV treatment for people living with HIV and should be integrated within the broader Ebola response; this will save lives, prevent drug resistance, and decrease the likelihood of HIV transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-526
Number of pages5
JournalDisaster medicine and public health preparedness
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 18 2015

Keywords

  • delivery of health care
  • disaster medicine
  • emergency preparedness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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