In 2016, after six years of cholera epidemics in Haiti, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) implemented a multisectoral operational research programme in four urban cholera hotspots. These hotspots were known to have recurrent transmission of the disease, and therefore play a role of ‘source’. The research featured in this SSHAP Case Study aimed to identify, at neighbourhood level, the root causes of cholera, and to design appropriate action plans.
Psychological Resilience, Fragility and the Health Workforce: Lessons on Pandemic Preparedness from Liberia and Sierra Leone
Looking on evidence from Liberia and Sierra Leone, this paper shares learning on how to protect the mental health of health care workers in fragile settings.
Death and Funerary Practices in the Context of Epidemics: Upholding the Rights of Religious Minorities
An exploration of the conflict between biomedical understandings of death and funerary practices within epidemic responses, and religious minorities’ freedom of belief and practice
This paper assesses potential driving factors of COVID-19-related stigma, and how this intersects with existing stigma fault lines and explores mechanisms through which COVID-19-related stigma may be counteracted, with a focus on LMICs
How can social science be used in COVID-19 clinical and vaccine trials?