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Ebola virus in the DRC and community mental health evaluation, prevention, and psychosocial intervention

This project aims to reduce the risk of Ebola virus infection and the impact of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries and regions affected by the virus.

To support this goal, the impact of Ebola on the mental health of survivors, families, and communities will be documented and strategies and mechanisms for coping and resilience will be identified. In addition, a disease prevention kit will be developed, as well as a psychosocial intervention kit adapted to the cultural realities of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This project is funded by the Rapid Research Fund for Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks, a CA$1.5 million initiative that was mobilized and co-funded by IDRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The Fund supports four collaborative projects jointly led by Canadian and African researchers.

Project ID
108968
Project Status
Active
Duration
24 months
IDRC Officer
Zee Leung
Total Funding
CA$ 426,793.00
Location
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Programs
Global Health
Food, Environment, and Health
Global Health
Institution Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Project Leader
Jacqueline Bukaka
Institution
Université de Kinshasa
Institution Country
Canada
Project Leader
Jude Mary Cénat
Institution
University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa