Responding effectively to outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics requires a certain amount of knowledge use and carry-over from one context to another. However, no two health emergencies are ever precisely the same. The variation in social context, political setting, aetiological agent, time horizon, geography, and a whole host of other factors, makes each emergency unique. Further to this, global or national emergencies are often composed of emergencies in multiple localities, each with their own complex challenges and problems. This diversity in response contexts makes using knowledge from other areas of an emergency, or from past emergencies, difficult. This SSHAP Case Study draws on an investigation of lessons from the 2013-16 West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) crisis.
This study explores the forms and outcomes of coronavirus and COVID-19-related social stigma and the experiences of people who were home quarantined or isolated in Finland during the spring 2020
This report distills key insights from The Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (PERC)’s third survey conducted in February 2021
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…
Data Synthesis: COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions in Africa: Social and Behavioural Science Data, March 2020 – March 2021
This synthesis brings together data related to public perceptions about COVID-19 vaccines collected in 22 countries in Africa