The main area of subject in this project is the Ebola outbreak in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea which took place in March 2014. This project tries to clarify some of the factors contributing to the spread of the ebola virus, and some of the reasons why these countries are having problems with controlling the spread of the virus. Furthermore, the thesis aims to shed light on the arguments and reasoning behind the effort in trying to combat the outbreak of the Ebola virus from the perspective of the international community. The project argues that the spreading of the virus is mostly due to the dysfunctional health system, lack of infrastructure, doctors and equipment. Additionally, the continued use of traditional funeral practices also contributes to the spreading. The international community perceives the ebola virus not only as a threat to regional security but as a threat to global security, and hence they argue towards a national response in combating the virus. The world is a risk society, where global risks always are present. Risk that we ourselves have produced. Continued globalization and interconnectedness make these risk even more present. Living in a World risk society implies presence of constant risks for everybody, and thus a virus like Ebola can no longer be ignored. This is where the cause for the effort of the international community really is to be found.
|Uddannelser||Internationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||5 mar. 2015|
|Vejledere||Eric Komlavi Hahonou|