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Emergency responses

Updates on the novel COVID-19 outbreak for responders

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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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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

Caption: Dharavi_DSC3254 Credit: M M / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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When Covid-19 broke out in India, Janbhagidari - which translates to community engagement - was adopted by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to support vulnerable populations. Swati Mishra and Prerana Somani share the learnings from this approach.
12 May 2022
INTRODUCING OUR SSHAP PHASE 3 FELLOWS!
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3rd May 2022
We are pleased to announce the 15 individuals who will be participating in the third phase of the SSHAP fellowship, which begins on 4 May 2022. This cohort includes social scientists and humanitarian practitioners from around the world.
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7th March 2022
The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) is looking for social scientists and humanitarian practioners to join Phase 3 of the Fellowship, which will begin in May 2022.
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, health professionals in clinics and hospitals have been on the front-line of Zimbabwe’s response. In the last few weeks, while reengaging with our field sites, we have visited a number of health facilities in our rural study areas across Zimbabwe and…
24 Feb 2022

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