This SSHAP Case Study explains how an anthropologist negotiated a medically safe burial for a pregnant woman who had died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a Kissi community at the beginning of the 2014 Ebola epidemic in Guinea. The epidemiological protocol to organise a safe burial for a deceased pregnant woman with suspected EVD clashed with the local community’s need for a ritual burial following a post-mortem caesarean. A tense stand-off occurred. According to Kissi culture, when a pregnant woman dies the foetus should be removed before burial, to avoid a curse on the community.
This infographic summarises the key considerations of a recent briefing on improving COVID-19 vaccine uptake amongst women in South Sudan. To expand, open in the image in a new tab, or download the PDF in full using the button on…
Note de Partage rapide de la Cellule d’Analyse Intégrées d’Ebola: Equateur 2020 (Juin a Novembre 2020)
Ce briefing passe en revue les preuves de la réponse à la dernière épidémie d'Ebola en Equateur.
This brief explores some of the reasons behind the low COVID-19 vaccine uptake amongst women in South Sudan during the initial phases of the roll-out. This brief draws on evidence from academic and grey literature, dashboards and datasets on COVID19…
This brief sets out key considerations for risk communications and community engagement (RCCE) to promote adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures in greater Kampala, Uganda. It looks at adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures, assesses the challenges to their adoption and outlines…