This brief explains how social science can inform infodemiology by making it more attuned to different social, political and cultural contexts and to the relationships between people and formal institutions.
This presentation provides discussion and evidence on contract tracing, looking at the experience of Integrated, Multidisciplinary Outbreak Analytics (IMOA) in the DRC Ebola outbreaks.
Résultats des études dans la province de l’Equateur auprès des communautés et du personnel de santé sur les perceptions et les comportements liés à Ebola.
Key considerations about the context of Équateur Province, including climate, infrastructure and politics.
Key socio-anthropological considerations regarding ‘indigenous communities’.
Key socio-cultural considerations concerning health beliefs and health-seeking behaviour.
Key socio-cultural considerations concerning events related to death, burial, funerals (rites or ceremonies), and mourning.
Key considerations and immediate recommendations, particularly for community engagement, in May 2018 for the Ebola outbreak in DRC.