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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.
44 selected resources

Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu, DRC

Briefings on the two most recent outbreaks of Ebola in North Kivu
20 selected resources

Ebola Outbreak in Équateur, DRC

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

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Evidence Reviews

COVID-19 Considerations for Home and Community-Based Care

Why home care is important, and an overview of existing guidance and models, with an emphasis on low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).
SSHAP
2020
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Briefings

COVID-19 RCCE Strategies for Cross-Border Movement in Eastern and Southern Africa

Key considerations for risk communication and community engagement strategies
SSHAP
2020
3
Infographics

COVID-19: Supporting Forcibly Displaced People in the Middle East and East Africa

COVID-19 is compounding vulnerabilities experienced by populations forcibly displaced by war
SSHAP
2020
4
Briefings

COVID-19: Why Are Prisons a Particular Risk, and What Can Be Done to Mitigate This?

Particular risks associated with an outbreak in prisons in low-and middle-income countries and suggestions of some approaches that may be used to mitigate risks.
SSHAP
2020
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Briefings

Dying, Bereavement and Mortuary and Funerary Practices in the Context of COVID-19

Key considerations for events related to death, burial, funerals (rites, ceremonies and practices) and mourning.
SSHAP
2020
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Briefings

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

Photo credit: UNICEF/Ijazah
blog
How to maximize the use of social science evidence for public health emergencies in humanitarian settings
25 Sep 2020
Ian Scoones/Zimbabweland
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The effects of lockdown combined with an already deteriorating economy causes issues for Zimbabwe
30 Jul 2020
EVENT
30 July 2020
What can be done to adapt to local contexts and to protect those who are vulnerable?
KB Mpofu / ILO | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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Reflections on recent conversations with colleagues in Zimbabwe.
17 Jun 2020

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