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Emergency responses

Updates on the novel COVID-19 outbreak for responders

Our work focuses on the social dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cross-cutting themes are the political economy of the epidemic and responses to it, diverse forms of knowledge and experience, state-society relationships, history and context.

Explore resources created by the team and other relevant resources from the sector.
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Ebola outbreak in Guinea

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform is supporting partners responding to the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea
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Ebola Outbreak in Équateur, DRC

Relevant considerations from the outbreak in Équateur in 2018.
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Key resources

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Briefings

Rapid Review: Vaccine Hesitancy and Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccination

This brief draws on social science literature and informal interviews with experts to illustrate that vaccine hesitancy is complex and context-specific, and often reflects diverse, everyday anxieties. It proposes strategies…
SSHAP
2020
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Briefings

Clinical and Vaccine Trials for COVID-19: Key Considerations from Social Science

The following brief outlines how, and in what ways, social science can contribute to ongoing/future COVID-19 clinical and vaccine trials
SSHAP
2020
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Briefings

Key Considerations: Emerging Evidence on Shielding Vulnerable Groups During COVID-19

Considerations around the social acceptability and implementation of shielding in low- and middle-income countries
SSHAP
2020
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Briefings

Quarantine in the Context of COVID-19

Key considerations relating to the design and impact of measures that restrict human movement patterns.
SSHAP
2020
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Evidence Reviews

Broader Health Impacts of Vertical Responses to COVID-19 in Low- and Middle- Income Countries (LMICs)

Review of the effects of vertical responses to COVID-19 on health systems, services, and people’s access to and use of them in LMICs
SSHAP
2020
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Briefings

Key Considerations: COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements

Key considerations for protecting informal urban settlements from the spread and impacts of COVID-19.
SSHAP
2020

News and blogs

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The gendered dynamics of migration mean that Afghan women on the move into Europe face unique challenges - such as giving birth on the journey. In this blog, Esther Sharma (LSHTM) reflects on her recent preliminary fieldwork talking to Afghan women in Serbia.
8 Aug 2022
news
27th July 2022
Lancement de la première phase française du programme de bourse d’études de la SSHAP. Si vous êtes un spécialiste des sciences sociales ou un professionnel de l’humanitaire à la recherche d’un programme de formation sur mesure, postulez avant le 05 Septembre 2022 17h00 GMT
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20th July 2022
The Anthropological Responses to Health Emergencies (ARHE) 2022 Policy Brief Award encourages and acknowledges the contributions of anthropologists by providing the humanistic side of policy recommendations for responding to health emergencies. Apply for the $100 award by 1 September 2022.
news
15th July 2022
In these three videos, Integrated Outbreak Analytics (IOA) is explained, as well as the way it adopts a multi-actor and multi-discipline approach to decision-making.

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