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African Journal of Reproductive Health
Women's Health and Action Research Centre
ISSN: 1118-4841
Vol. 19, No. 3, 2015, pp. 18-26
Bioline Code: rh15032
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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African Journal of Reproductive Health, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2015, pp. 18-26

 en The Ebola Virus and Human Rights Concerns in Africa
Durojaiye, Ebenezer T. & Mirugi-Mukundi, Gladys


In the wake of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) that is ravaging parts of Africa certain measures are being taken by governments to prevent the spread of the epidemic within their borders. Some of these measures are drastic and may likely have implications for the fundamental rights of individuals. The EVD outbreaks have brought to the fore again the tension between public health and human rights. This article discusses the origin and mode of transmission of the EVD and then considers the human rights challenges that may arise as a result of states’ responses to the disease in Africa. (Afr J Reprod Health 2015; 19[3]: 18-26).

Ebola; Public Health; human right

Durojaiye, Ebenezer T. & Mirugi-Mukundi, Gladys


Dans le sillage de la maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) qui ravage certaines parties de l'Afrique sont les mesures prises par les gouvernements pour prévenir la propagation de l'épidémie au sein de leurs frontières. Certaines de ces mesures sont drastiques et peuvent vraisemblablement avoir des implications pour les droits fondamentaux des individus. Les épidémies de la MVE ont mis en évidence à nouveau la tension entre la santé publique et les droits humains. Cet article traite l'origine et le mode de transmission de la MVE, puis il examine les défis des droits humains qui peuvent survenir à la suite des réponses des Etats à la maladie en Afrique. (Afr J Reprod Health 2015; 19[3]: 18-26).

Mots Clés
Ebola; de santé publique; droit humain

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