The EVD Outbreak Portal website is a result of a coordinated effort of Independent Social Performance, IBIS West Africa, Habitat Health Impact Consulting, and Cordaid. It was constructed for the project by David Schwartz.
The EVD Outbreak Portal supports an active rapid research pilot project first initiated by Independent SP with support from IBIS West Africa called“Understanding the Socio-Economic and Health Consequences of the Ebola Outbreak on Mining Host Communities in Sierra Leone.”
The website aggregates news articles from local, national and international news sources and some blogs.
The website continuously crawls the web and updates itself constantly. While articles are presented in partial text with links to the original sources, the full text of the article is being privately archived in the website database for future reference and potentially for discourse analysis. This website does not generate profit, and is providing relevant media links for Ebola in West Africa. All article links direct to source website. All publishers retain original copyright.
Please take into account that this site has yet to be fully optimized and as a result there may be the occasional ‘false positive’ article. Should the database be used for future discourse analysis, please be aware that the articles will likely require a manual confirmation of the each article being appropriate for the data set.
If you are a post-graduate researcher and interested in conducting a discourse analysis using the articles collected by this site, please contact us to discuss.
If you have any questions or comments about the project or this website, please contact Independent Social Performance at email@example.com