Emerging Global Health Threat. Imagine you are a nurse working with Doctors Without Borders to address an emerging global health issue in a specific region of the world. You are preparing to travel to the region to improve an issue or illness.

Create a 7- to 10-slide presentation, with detailed speaker notes, analyzing emerging global health issues related to the country or region of world of your choice. In your presentation:

  • Analyze the cause of the issue or illness. Consider:
  • Individual issues (e.g., personal cleanliness )
  • Community (e.g., resources, demographics)
  • Family roles and structures (e.g., single-family households)
  • Culture (e.g., values, beliefs)
  • Environmental issues (e.g., access to technology and health care, geographic concerns)
  • Examine the factors that continue to exacerbate the issue or illness. Consider:
  • Individual
  • Community
  • Culture
  • Environmental
  • Create an action plan to improve the issue or illness. Consider:
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Relief workers
  • Technology

Cite at least five peer-reviewed references in your presentation, and include a separate APA-formatted reference page.

Emerging Global Health Threat

The world continues to face multiple health challenges that include but is not limited to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable like measles, the health effects of climate and increasing morbidity and mortality rates from non-communicable diseases and Ebola together with other high threat pathogens. Consequently, the accompanying PowerPoint presentation purposes of outlining an MSF Nurse analysis of Ebola outbreak in Sub Saharan Africa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within North Kivu Province as an emerging global health threat and recommend measures that would improve the containment and prevention of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Analysis of the cause of EVD

EVD is a severe infectious disease that usually results in death to the infected human or primate victims that first appeared in 1976 at Yambuku in the DRC near the Ebola River and Nzara in Sudan, both in Africa. EVD is caused by four of the five viruses classified in the Genus Ebolavirus, family Filoviridae, requiring a host cell to survive (Burki 2020). Its genome is 19kb long and has a diameter of 80 nm, 960- 1200nm, and four viral proteins, namely polymerase (L) nucleoprotein and proteins VP35 and VP 30. Zaire Ebola virus is the most virulent, and since it is introduced to the human population through close contact with bodily fluids of infected animals’ hygiene and cleanliness should inform containment and prevention measures. Healthcare providers must also consider the role community resources and demographics play in its transmission. Suffice it to say that understanding the structure of families and the community’s cultural values and beliefs combined with environmental issues like access to technology and healthcare are is bound to play a vital role in the success of prevention mention measures.

Examination of the factors that continue to exacerbate the Outbreak of the Ebola Virus

On October 2, 2021, the DRC national health authorities declared the Ebola Outbreak that erupted in North Kivu Province over after no new cases were reported at the closure of a 46 –day countdown (meaning two incubation periods after the last confirmed case was discharged. However, this was the 13th outbreak in the DRC (OCHA, 2021). This outbreak happened within the same area as the 2018 outbreak that lasted 24 months (Assessment, 2019). As such, there is a need for healthcare professionals to examine the factors that continue to exacerbate the outbreak of EVD by considering the individual, community, cultural, and environmental factors. It is paramount for healthcare providers to understand the EV- mechanism of action the initial and late clinical manifestations of the disease so that prompt diagnosis and early treatment can commence immediately. 


Creation of an Action Plan to Improve the Preventive Measures of EVD Outbreak

According to Hassan et al. (2019), EVD remains a global public health threat that calls for a multidisciplinary action plan where healthcare professionals need to embrace interprofessional collaboration so that all providers are educated on how to diagnose EVD through tests like ELISA, Antigen capture detection tests, and electron microscopy amongst others. Patient education and effective communication available treatment options and the use of technology so that relief workers are protected as they offer help to EVD victims and everyone adhere to health protocol designed to control EV spread.

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In conclusion, the accompanying presentation has determined that the Ebola virus is very virulent. The healthcare provider and the general public should understand that initial symptoms appear very critical. Subsequently, precautionary measures as the patient seek medical attention should commence immediately. Most importantly, while scientists have made breakthroughs in recent times, more research is needed to find vaccines and cures to EVD .rVSV-ZEBOV (Ervebo) is a vaccine to prevent Ebola but only treats Zaire –strain meaning one of the safest ways to avoid contracting the EVD is not to travel to the areas where the virus outbreak has been declared.


ASSESSMENT, R. R. (2019). Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, the Democratic Republic of the Congo–fifth update.

Burki, T. (2020). Ebola virus disease in DR Congo. The Lancet Infectious Diseases20(4), 418-419. URL: Burki, T. (2020). Ebola virus disease in DR Congo. The Lancet Infectious Diseases20(4), 418-419.

Hasan, S., Ahmad, S. A., Masood, R., & Saeed, S. (2019). Ebola virus: A global public health menace: A narrative review. Journal of family medicine and primary care8(7), 2189.

OCHA Services (2021) Democratic Republic of Congo declares Ebola Outbreak Over URL: https://reliefweb.int/report/democratic-republic-congo/democratic-republic-congo-declares-ebola-outbreak-over Accessed February 12, 2022.

Piot, P., Soka, M. J., & Spencer, J. (2019). Emergent threats: lessons learned from Ebola. International health11(5), 334-337.  

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