• Lauren Jarrad

AfriCab Drives Resilience in Sierra Leone

Updated: Feb 19, 2021

Professor Lee Miles and team develop guidelines for Pandemic response in Freetown.

Professor Lee Miles, Dr Henry Bang and Lauren Jarrad worked with BUDMC post-doctorate and post-graduate researchers and colleagues in Sierra Leone to produce a series of Guidelines for Pandemic Response covering the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone. Covering more than 1 million citizens these Guidelines build upon a body of work Professor Miles and Dr Bang have established in the region under the auspices of the AfriCab Research Project which seeks to build resilience in Africa.

Alongside distributing copies of the Guidelines across districts in Freetown, the team ran virtual workshops for stakeholders in Sierra Leone to build familiarity with the Guidelines and to drive implementation. Professor Miles also wrote an article for The Conversation on the importance of local emergency planning in Sierra Leone in dealing with the Pandemic and the annual rainy season that frequently causes widespread flooding. You can read this here.

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