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The programme includes social scientists and practitioners to learn about applying social science in emergencies
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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

Credit: Felix Murimbarimba
blog
The COVID situation in Zimbabwe is improving, but political tensions are rife and permeate all aspects of daily life in rural areas.
4 Oct 2021
U.S. Army Africa/FLICKR/CC BY 2.0
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This blog presents findings from a study looking at whether experiences with livestock vaccination programmes affect engagement with human vaccination campaigns in LMIC contexts.
22 Sep 2021
UNICEF/Frank Dejongh/UN0513433
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Global engagement is needed to acknowledge COVID-19 vaccine supply as a social justice issue, and demand for the scaling-up of technology transfers from the Global North to the Global South.
15 Sep 2021
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6th September 2021
SSHAP is developing a series of workshops to provide practical guidance to respond to emergencies based on social science evidence. We are inviting applications for these short, tailored workshops in response to specific issues and problems to be held between October 2021 and January 2022.

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