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UNICEF/UNI43619/Bannon
Background Reports

Famine in the Twentieth Century

More than 70 million people died in famines during the 20th century. This paper compiles excess mortality estimates from over 30 major famines and assess the success of some parts...
IDS
2000
UNICEF/UNI172230/Kesner
Background Reports

Early Response to the Emergence of Influenza A(H7N9) Virus in Humans in China: The Central Role of Prompt Information Sharing and Public Communication

In 2003, China’s handling of the early stages of the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was heavily criticized and generally considered to be suboptimal. Following the SARS outbreak,...
WHO
2014
UNICEF/UN0235946/Nybo
Evidence Reviews

Social Science in Epidemics: Influenza and SARS Lessons Learned

In this ‘Social Science in Epidemics’ series, different aspects of past disease outbreaks are reviewed in order to identify social science ‘entry points’ for emergency interventions and preparedness activities. This...
SSHAP
2019
UNICEF/Cui
blog

Pandemics – social sciences are vital, but we must take the next steps

23rd January 2020
The current outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China has cast a spotlight once again on infectious disease epidemics…
UNICEF/Ma
blog

Where is social science in the Coronavirus response?

3rd February 2020
As the number of cases increase, with 6,065 confirmed cases and 132 deaths, we are learning more about the Coronavirus…
UNICEF/Cui
blog

COVID-19: The social science lessons we need to learn from Wuhan

5th March 2020
To date, the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has caused over 3,000 deaths, and we are at the critical threshold of global…
UNICEF Ethiopia/2017/Zerihun Sewunet
Journal Article

COVID-19 and pastoralism: reflections from three continents

Focusing on pastoralism, this article reflects on five diverse cases across Africa, Asia and Europe and asks: how have COVID-19 disease control measures affected mobility and production practices, marketing opportunities,...
Routledge
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