The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform is supporting UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and other partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo to respond to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province. The Platform has four key streams of action: 1) Rapid briefs – a series of rapid operational briefs are being produced. These focus on key […]
This collection includes briefings on the recent Ebola outbreak in Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (May- July 2018). The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform have supported UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and other partners through the production of these evidence briefs highlighting key socio-cultural considerations relevant to control of the disease in that context.
This brief summarises key socio-anthropological considerations regarding ‘indigenous communities’ in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, June 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken with the affected population, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations for the response and immediate recommendations related to engaging communities in Équateur Province have been prioritised. […]
This brief summarises key socio-cultural considerations concerning health beliefs and health-seeking behaviour in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province, the DRC, June 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations related to community engagement have been prioritised. This brief is based on […]
On behalf of the Social Science for Humanitarian Action platform, Lys Alcayna-Stevens (Institut Pasteur) and Juliet Bedford (Anthrologica) have just published a brief summarising key considerations about the context of Équateur Province in relation to the Ebola outbreak in DRC, June 2018. […]
The Social Science and Humanitarian Action platform has produced this brief to outline the key socio-cultural considerations concerning events related to death, burial, funerals (rites or ceremonies), and mourning in Equateur province, DRC, in the context of the Ebola outbreak. […]
On the 8th of May 2018 the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola outbreak in the Bikoro Health Zone, in the Equateur Province. As part of the response WHO, MSF and the DRC Ministry of Health are rolling out a trial of an Ebola vaccine (rVSV–ZEBOV) in the area. This brief, prepared by Anthrologica summarises key socio-cultural issues related to the introduction of the vaccine. It conveys key considerations and immediate recommendations, particularly for community engagement. […]