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COVID-19 Considerations for Home and Community-Based Care

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This review presents considerations for care and infection prevention and control (IPC) for COVID-19 in home and community-based care settings. Overarching considerations Many guidelines from LMICS recognise the necessity to support home and community-based care for COVID-19 (as deemed clinically appropriate, usually recommended only for ‘mild’ disease) for reasons such as to protect capacity in […]

Interim Guidance on Public Health and Social Measures for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Operations in Low Capacity and Humanitarian Settings

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This Interim Guidance outlines how key public health and social measures needed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread and the impact of the disease can be adapted for use in low capacity and humanitarian settings. The recommendations outlined here need to be adjusted to the scale of transmission, context and resources, in order to achieve […]

What Social Sciences Researchers Working in Humanitarian Contexts (Sub-Saharan Africa) Should Be Asking in COVID-19 and Why

This brief was developed based on evidence and lessons learned from CASS studies, to guide social scientists working in humanitarian programmes, or actors seeking to use social sciences research inside their COVID-19 response in Sub Saharan Africa. It provides a summary of suggested key social sciences research questions and their rationale to support and inform […]

Gender Inclusiveness in COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Operations, Evidence from Social Sciences Outbreak Research

This brief was developed for actors working “on the ground” in outbreak response in humanitarian programmes and contexts. It focuses on the importance, reasons and recommendations for how to ensure gender inclusivity in outbreak response, based on evidence and lessons learned from CASS studies undertaken during the Ebola outbreak in the DRC (2018-present). The Cellule […]

Humanitarian Programme Recommendations for COVID-19 Based on Social Sciences Evidence from the DRC Ebola Outbreak Response

This brief was developed for actors working “on the ground” in outbreak response in humanitarian programmes and contexts. It addresses recurrent programme recommendations, including strategies, interventions and activities, which resulted from social sciences analyses conducted by the CASS during the Ebola outbreak in the DRC (2018-2020), and how these could be considered in COVID-19 programme […]

Social Sciences Evidence on Barriers to Healthcare Seeking During the DRC Ebola Outbreak

This brief was developed for actors working “on the ground” in humanitarian response programmes. It focuses on the importance, reasons and recommendations for minimising barriers to healthcare seeking in outbreak settings based on social sciences evidence from CASS studies undertaken during the Ebola outbreak response in the DRC. The Cellule d’Analyse en Sciences Sociales (CASS) has drafted a set […]

Key Considerations for COVID-19 Management in Marginalised Populations in Southeast Asia: Transnational Migrants, Informal Workers, and People Living in Informal Settlements

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This brief presents considerations for COVID-19 management among structurally vulnerable populations in Southeast Asia, including transnational migrants, people working in the informal economy, and people living in informal urban and peri-urban settlements. These vulnerable groups are generally poorly understood, ignored, or left out of formal policy and as such represent an area of concern for […]

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

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This brief focuses on COVID-19 in Myanmar and how the interplay between conflict, displacement and inter-communal tensions may influence disease control. All health emergencies have social and political challenges, but sensitive consideration and effective management of these is especially important where there is past or ongoing conflict, and where trust in authorities imposing disease control […]