A qualitative study to understand how Ebola Virus Disease affected nutrition in Sierra Leone —A food value-chain framework for improving future response strategies

ConclusionsInfectious diseases such as EVD have far-reaching effects that impact health and nutrition through interrelated pathways. In Sierra Leone, the entire food value-chain was broken to the extent that the system-wide damage was on par with that typically resulting from large natural disasters. A food value-chain approach, at minimum, offers a foundational framework from which to position nutrition preparedness and response efforts for outbreaks in similar resource constrained settings.
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