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The Covid vaccine in Africa: what science does and doesn’t know

15th January 2021
A number of concerns and misgivings lie at the heart of public opinion in Africa, faced with the future vaccination…

A propos du vaccin anti-Covid en Afrique : ce que les sciences savent et ce qu’elles ne savent pas

Les réticences et les inquiétudes sont nombreuses au sein des opinons publiques africaines face à la future vaccination anti-Covid, qui…
Evidence Reviews

RCCE Strategies to Overcome COVID-19 Fatigue in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa frar

This brief synthesises evidence published by UNICEF on social and cultural influences for sustained COVID-19 prevention and risk reduction behaviours in the Eastern Mediterranean / Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

COVID-19: Supporting Forcibly Displaced People in the Middle East and East Africa

COVID-19 is compounding vulnerabilities experienced by populations forcibly displaced by war
Evidence Reviews
Background Reports

The One Health Approach to Identify Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices that affect Community Involvement in the Control of Rift Valley Fever Outbreaks

Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral mosquito-borne disease with the potential for global expansion, causes hemorrhagic fever, and has a high case fatality rate in young animals and in humans. Using a cross-sectional community-based study design, we investigated the…
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Background Reports

Epidemics and the Politics of Knowledge: Contested Narratives and Pathways in H1N1 Response

This article explores the politics of knowledge involved in understanding and responding to epidemics in an era of global health governance and biosecurity. It develops and applies an approach focused on how multiple, competing narratives about epidemics are constructed, mobilized…
Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness
DS-RY047 | World Bank
Background Reports

“It feels like I’m the dirtiest person in the world.”: Exploring the Experiences of Healthcare Providers who Survived MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia

In summer 2015, a Saudi 1000-bed tertiary care hospital experienced a serious outbreak among patients of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS); during which, some healthcare providers contracted the virus, but none died. The outbreak provoked not only fear and stress;…
Journal of Infection and Public Health
Evidence Reviews

Women and Girls Safe Spaces – A Guidance Note Based on Lessons Learned from the Syrian Crisis

The creation of women and girls safe spaces (WGSS) has emerged as a key strategy for the protection and empowerment of women and girls affected by the Syrian crisis. This document provides an overview of what safe spaces are and…
Foresight Papers

Water-Borne Cholera Outbreak in East Africa and the Middle East

Doctors are concerned that an outbreak of cholera, which began in 2015 and spread throughout east Africa and the Middle East, threatens to worsen with the upcoming rainy season.
Future Directions International

Sand and Dust Storms Fact Sheet

Sand and dust storms are a global environmental problem that affects the health and livelihoods of millions of people across the world. These storms, which have increased in frequency, intensity and geographical range in recent decades, have an immense impact…