Communication and engagement

UNICEF/Wilson
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
UNICEF | UNI313108 | Lisa Adelson
Briefings

Online Information, Mis- and Disinformation in the Context of COVID-19

Practical considerations relating to flows of information, misinformation and disinformation though online media, particularly social media networks.
SSHAP
2020
Infographics

COVID-19: Online Information

What can public bodies do to communicate accurate information and prevent disinformation?
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/Dejongh
Briefings

Risks Related to Population Movement and Gatherings During Ramadan

Key considerations in relation to COVID-19 during the holy month of Ramadan on the continent of Africa.
Anthrologica
2020
UNICEF/UNI186557/Nijimbere
Briefings

Do You Speak COVID-19?

Millions of marginalised people lack basic information about how to keep themselves and their communities safe and well.
Translators Without Borders
2020
UNICEF/Souleiman
blog
Public health officials fear elevated risk of COVID-19 spread during mass gatherings events, such as prayers, pilgrimages, communal meals, feasts and celebrations.
6 May 2020

Vulnerabilities and precarity

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
UNICEF/Spatari/AFP-Services
Evidence Synthesis

The Emerging Lessons on Urban Vulnerability and Safety from COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Reflections on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 in LMICs
Institute of Development Studies
2020
UNICEF/Albam
Briefings

COVID-19 in the Context of Forced Displacement: Perspectives from the Middle East and East Africa

How is the pandemic accentuating existing vulnerabilities of populations forcibly displaced by war?
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/Souleiman
Briefings

Operational Considerations: COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Middle East and East Africa

Summary including collaborating with local groups and adopting holistic approaches.
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/Ijazah
Briefings

COVID-19 Management in Marginalised Populations in Southeast Asia

Key considerations focusing on transnational migrants, informal workers, and people living in informal settlements.
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/Sujan
Briefings

COVID-19 in the Context of Conflict and Displacement – Myanmar

Key considerations focusing on how conflict, displacement and inter-communal tensions may influence disease control in Myanmar.
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/Ma
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
Infographics

COVID-19: Strategies To Slow The Spread In Prisons

Prison populations are extremely vulnerable in this pandemic.
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF | UNI313626 | Ojo
Briefings

COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements

Key considerations for protecting informal urban settlements from the spread and impacts of COVID-19.
SSHAP
2020
Infographics

Informal Urban Settlements and COVID-19

The potential burdens of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income cities are concerning.
SSHAP
2020
© Annie Wilkinson
blog
For many people living on the margins, crisis is already the norm and change is overdue.
10 Mar 2020
UNICEF/UNI173428/Schermbrucker
Briefings

The Psychological Needs of Healthcare Staff as a Result of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Considerations for the wellbeing needs of all healthcare staff (clinical and non-clinical)
The British Psychological Society
2020

Public health measures

UNICEF/Ijazah
Briefings

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
UNICEF/Tesfaye
Briefings

Considerations and Principles for Shielding People at High Risk of Severe Outcomes from COVID-19

Including proposed approaches to shielding, who may be included in shielding groups, as well as the likely difficulties of these measures, and ways to mitigate them.
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF | UNI317934 | Cho
Briefings

Compliance with Physical Distancing Measures for COVID-19 and Implications for RCCE in Eastern and Southern Africa

Practical considerations for communication strategies and messaging on physical distancing.
SSHAP
2020
SISTEMA 12 (CC BY-SA)
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
Infographics

Shielding People At High Risk Of Severe Illness Or Death

Protecting people at high risk by limiting their contact with others during the COVID-19 outbreak.
SSHAP
2002
Infographics

Distancing In Eastern And Southern Africa

Why is physical distancing a challenge in Eastern and Southern Africa in the context of COVID-19?
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/Naftalin
Briefings

Recommandations Clés pour les Équipes de Réponse Contre la MVE en Équateur

Évidences pour soutenir le MSP et les acteurs qui répondent à la 11ème épidémie d'Ebola en RDC
The Cellule d'Analyse en Sciences Sociales (CASS)
2020
UNICEF/Desjardins
Briefings

Perceptions et Impacts des Mesures COVID sur l’Utilisation et l’Accès aux Services de Santé

Une étude longitudinale sur les impacts secondaires des mesures COVID en Kinshasa
The Cellule d'Analyse en Sciences Sociales (CASS)
2020
UNICEF/UN0228780/Naftalin
Briefings

Social Sciences Research Guidance on HCW Surveys in Humanitarian Contexts

How can we use HCW surveys in humanitarian contexts?
The Cellule d’Analyse en Sciences Sociale (CASS)
2020
UNICEF/Nkoy
Briefings

Perceptions des Mesures Barrières pour la Prévention et le Contrôle du COVID-19

Une étude sur les options de protection des personnes vulnérables à domicile
The Cellule d'Analyse en Sciences Sociales (CASS)
2020

Death, burials and mourning

UNICEF | UNI317735 | Hing
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
UNICEF/UNI177688/UNMEER Martine Perret
Tools

Assessing Key Considerations for Burial Practices, Death and Mourning in Epidemics

Highlighting key considerations for rapidly appraising burial/funerary practices and beliefs around death/dying during an epidemic.
SSHAP
2020
Infographics

Strategies To Support Those Affected By Deaths During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Changes to customary burial and funeral practices can have long-term consequences for people's psychosocial health.
SSHAP
2020

Policy, evidence and governance

SISTEMA 12 (CC BY-SA)
Briefings

Social Dimensions of the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Outbreak and Response: Meeting Report

Report from a roundtable meeting at the Wellcome Trust, London, 3rd February 2020.
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/Dejongh
blog
In a fast moving and changing world, all kinds of uncertainty will emerge. We need leaders who will listen and adapt. Clear government directives from above are key, but we also need good coordination of local action.
23 Mar 2020
UNICEF/Chan
Foresight Papers

COVID-19 Forum

A collection bringing together seventeen anthropologists and historians in an effort to share ideas, analytical frameworks and concerns about the ongoing epidemic from interdisciplinary perspectives.
Somatosphere
2020
UNICEF/Cui
blog
From the impact of city lockdowns to information control, fake news, medical supply shortages and impacts on social inequality, what can we learn from Wuhan?
5 Mar 2020
UNICEF/Cui
blog
More than ever, social scientists and health policy-makers will need to work well together to address this latest potential pandemic.
23 Jan 2020
Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
blog
Disease responses may be informed by science (or rather multiple sciences), but they must be led by people.
16 Mar 2020
Matteo Caravani
blog
The revival of community and neighbourhood solidarities around COVID-19 are an example of how such social relationships are crucial in responding to uncertainty.
27 Mar 2020

Notes from the field

Constance Mackworth-Young
blog
An under-resourced Zimbabwean health system is sagging under the weight of existing health and economic issues.
22 May 2020
UNICEF/Shadid
blog
The standard WHO model of response can be experienced very, very differently in a remote Ugandan village.
8 Apr 2020
UNICEF/Dejongh
Field Notes

“Hunger will kill us before the coronavirus does!”

Africa is particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus and the effects of restrictions.
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2020