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Controversial Ebola vaccine trials in Ghana: a thematic analysis of critiques and rebuttals in digital news

9 Aug, 2017
Per Egil Kummervold, William S. Schulz, Elizabeth Smout, Luis Fernandez-Luque, and Heidi J. Larson, Source: BMC Public Health

Communication is of paramount importance in responding to health crises. We studied the media messages put forth by different stakeholders in two Ebola vaccine trials that became controversial in Ghana. These interactions between health authorities, political actors, and public citizens can offer key lessons for future research. Through an analysis of online media, we analyse stakeholder concerns and incentives, and the phases of the dispute, to understand how the dispute evolved to the point of the trials being suspended, and analyse what steps might have been taken to avert this outcome.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 11:17 am and is filed under Literature.

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