Central and East Africa Hub
About this hub
The Central and East Africa hub brings together academics, humanitarian responders and public health practitioners primarily working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Uganda. Our work focuses on current and protracted crises relating to conflict, forced displacement, food insecurity, livelihoods, the environment, health and disease outbreaks. Particular emphasis is given to foregrounding socio-political and historical issues shaping crises, with the intention of enhancing national and humanitarian programmes seeking to reach vulnerable groups.
Ebola (Sudan strain) outbreak in Uganda
On 20 September 2022, Ugandan public health authorities declared an outbreak of Ebola disease caused by Sudan virus. Explore resources created by SSHAP and others on social science dimensions of the response.24 selected resources
COVID-19 school closures in the DRC: impact on the health, protection and education of children and youth
This report presents an analysis of the impact of school closures as a COVID-19 response measure in the DRC, and is intended to inform evidence-based programming to mitigate the short- and long-term consequences to health, protection, and education of children…
Key Considerations: Cross-Border Dynamics Between Uganda and South Sudan in the Context of the Outbreak of Ebola, 2022
This brief summarises key considerations concerning cross-border dynamics between South Sudan and Uganda in the context of the 2022 outbreak of Ebola in Uganda, and the risk of the spread of the virus into South Sudan.
Key Hub Policy Documents
Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report South Sudan
This Situation Report from the WHO on South Sudan offers an overview of the humanitarian situation in January 2023, including the state of measles transmission and vaccination response, Covid-19 vaccination,…
Uganda National Technical Guidelines for IDSR, Third Edition
Uganda Ministry of Health National Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response, Third Edition (September 2021). These official guidelines set out the Government of Uganda’s policies and strategy concerning…
Plan Strategique National de Developpement des Services de Laboratoire de Sante 2021-25
The national strategic plan for developing health laboratory services, from 2021 to 2025, focusing in particular on: improving the delivery of laboratory services, supporting the different pillars of laboratory services,…
Uganda Health Sector Integrated Refugee Response Plan 2019-2024
Written by the Ugandan Ministry of Health, the Health Sector Integrated Refugee Response Plan sets out policies for supplementing service delivery in refugee-hosting communities, to meet the needs of everyone…
Republic of South Sudan National Health Policy 2016-2026
Written by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan, the National Health Policy 2016-2026 puts forth new paradigms for health service delivery, health financing, strategic information, leadership…
Strategic Response Plan For The Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak In The Provinces Of North Kivu And Ituri Democratic Republic Of The Congo July – December 2019
This document sets out the Ministry of Health’s strategic response to the Ebola Virus outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in 2019. Taking into account the impact of insecurity…
National Action Plan for Health Security, Republic of South Sudan
This National Action Plan for Health Security from the Republic of South Sudan details the country’s health security strategy for 2020-2024 including annual reporting, after action reviews, joint external evaluations,…
The Public Health Act, Uganda
The legal basis for public health state action, originally passed in 1935.
Central and East Africa Hub Partners
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