Rapid review question: What contextual factors (e.g. community structures and dynamics) are relevant in the urban and rural areas affected by cyclone Idai (Sofala and Manica provinces)? How do social and cultural factors shape communication and community engagement strategies across social sectors? This report is based on a review of literature and consultation with experts […]
Tropical Cyclone Idai has been one of the worst tropical cyclones recorded to affect the African continent, causing immense damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in March 2019.
This collection includes relevant social science intelligence on the context of affected areas in the provinces of Manica and Sofala in Central Mozambique, as well as an analysis of health systems and health-seeking behaviours in the context of the cyclone response.
Commissioned by the community engagement pillar of the response, the reports include key considerations on social and cultural factors and recommendations for cholera and malaria response, as well as for vaccination deployment.
Rapid review question: What are the health-seeking and nutritional practices of the affected populations? How do they frame, understand and engage in prevention of cholera/AWD, malaria, measles/rubella (or vaccine preventable diseases); infant and child feeding and other relevant diseases? What do these entail in terms of behaviour change communication and community engagement? This review is […]