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This brief draws on social science literature and informal interviews with experts to illustrate that vaccine hesitancy is complex and context-specific, and often reflects diverse, everyday anxieties. It proposes strategies to guide actors involved in vaccine development, communication and deployment…
Boosting vaccine confidence requires far more than simply providing information.
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.
Mental health research in response to the COVID-19, Ebola, and H1N1 outbreaks: A comparative bibliometric analysis
This study uses bibliometric analyses to assess the mental health research output related to the COVID-19 pandemic and compare it to that of the West Africa Ebola and H1N1 outbreaks.
Rapid review offering policy recommendations for vaccine deployment
Lockdowns and easing of restrictions: What can be done to adapt to local contexts and protect those who are vulnerable?
This SSHAP-Africa CDC Webinar brought together representatives of the Member States as well as from civil society organisations, humanitarian actors and professional organisations
Psychological Resilience, Fragility and the Health Workforce: Lessons on Pandemic Preparedness from Liberia and Sierra Leone
Looking at 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?
The following brief outlines how, and in what ways, social science can contribute to ongoing/future COVID-19 clinical and vaccine trials