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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.

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Ebola outbreak in Guinea

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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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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

UNICEF/UNI388944
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Integrating social science perspectives into emergency preparedness and response is becoming proven and accepted practice due to the work of SSHAP
19 Apr 2021
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Covid vaccines are particularly political in Zimbabwe as competing powers jostle for position, each trying to show their benevolence towards Africa.
16 Mar 2021
UNICEF/UNI371935
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A year on from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we share some of our most read briefings to reflect on what we've learnt over the last 12 months.
11 Mar 2021

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