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Briefing

Key Considerations: Social, Structural and Community Dynamics of Cholera Transmission and Mortality in Ethiopia

The current cholera outbreak in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia began in August 2022. As of April 2024, active outbreaks had been recorded in most regions of the country, including: Amhara; Dire Dawa; Harari; Oromia; Southern Nations, Nationalities and…
SSHAP
2024
Journal Article

Exploring the effects of COVID-19 on family planning: results from a qualitative study in rural Uganda following COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has likely affected the already high unmet need for family planning in low- and middle-income countries. This qualitative study used Andersen’s Behavioral Model of Health Service Use as a theoretical framework to explore the possible ways in…
BMC Reproductive Health
2023
Policy Document

Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report South Sudan

This Situation Report from the WHO on South Sudan offers an overview of the humanitarian situation in January 2023, including the state of measles transmission and vaccination response, Covid-19 vaccination, cholera and the distribution of health emergency kits.
WHO South Sudan Country Office
2023
Briefings

Key Considerations: Socio-Behavioural Insight For Community-Centred Cholera Preparedness And Response In Mozambique, 2023

This brief explores socio-behavioural determinants including local knowledge, perceptions, practices, and structural factors influencing cholera transmission dynamics. The brief has been developed to support response actors develop prevention and control strategies to rapidly contain the outbreak and prepare for a…
SSHAP
2023
Briefings

Guidance Note on Community Engagement for Cholera Outbreak Response in the East and Southern Africa Region

The purpose of this guidance note is to support Ministries of Health, UNICEF, and other response partners to design and implement effective, community-centred, and data-driven community engagement for cholera outbreak response.
SSHAP
2023
Briefing

Key Considerations: Community-Based Surveillance in Public Health

Recent large-scale epidemics and pandemics have demonstrated the importance of engaging communities as partners in preventing, detecting and responding to public health emergencies. Community-based surveillance (CBS), which relies on communities to report public health information, can be an important part…
SSHAP
2023
Case Studies

Strengthening Health Information Surveillance: Implementing Community-Based Surveillance in Sudan

This case study explores the 2018–22 implementation of a national community-based surveillance (CBS) programme in Sudan. The programme was designed to meet critical needs of the existing health surveillance system. It aimed to empower communities to detect and contain public…
SSHAP
2023
Briefings

Key Considerations: Adherence to COVID-19 Preventive Measures in Greater Kampala, Uganda

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…
SSHAP
2022
Briefings

Key Considerations: Improving Uptake of the COVID-19 Vaccine Amongst Women in South Sudan

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…
SSHAP
2022
Briefings

Using Social Science in Response to the 2022 Ebola Outbreak in Uganda

SSHAP supports the efforts of the Ugandan National Task Force, Ministry of Health and partners to incorporate anthropological and social science data and analysis in response to the outbreak of Ebola disease caused by the Sudan virus in Uganda. Drawing…
SSHAP
2022
Briefings

Key Considerations for RCCE in the 2022 Ebola Outbreak Response in Greater Kampala, Uganda

This brief details how Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) activities and approaches can be adapted to reach people living in Greater Kampala to increase adoption of preventive behaviours and practices, early recognition of symptoms, care seeking and case reporting.
SSHAP
2022
Briefings

Key Considerations: Cross-Border Dynamics Between Uganda and Rwanda in the Context of the Outbreak of Ebola, 2022

This brief summarises key considerations concerning cross-border dynamics between Uganda and Rwanda in the context of the 2022 outbreak of Ebola (Sudan Virus Disease, SVD) in Uganda.
SSHAP
2022
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