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UNICEF/UN04022/Gilbertson VII Photo
Evidence Reviews
Foresight Papers

A Systematic Review of Public Health Emergency Operations Centres (EOC)

A public health emergency operations centre (EOC) is a central location for coordinating operational information and resources for strategic management of public health emergencies and events. EOCs provide communication and information tools and services and a management system during a…
WHO
2013
UNICEF/UNI174420/Schermbrucker
Briefings

Addressing Norms, Values, Practices and Beliefs regarding Reproductive Health in South Sudan

Although in parts of South Sudan the situation is unstable which necessitates humanitarian action, in other parts of the country development programmes are taken up with the communities. In Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal states, Aweil North and Wau…
HEART
2015
UNICEF/UNI177604/UNMEER Martine Perret
Briefings

Return of the Rebel: Legacies of War and Reconstruction in West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic

The spread of Ebola in West Africa centres on a region with a shared recent history of transnational civil war and internationally led post-conflict reconstruction efforts. This legacy of conflict and shortcomings in the reconstruction efforts are key to understanding…
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UN035979/LeMoyne
Evidence Reviews

CLTS in Post-Emergency and Fragile States Settings

This issue of Frontiers of CLTS explores the potential, and some of the recorded learning, on how CLTS, as a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioural change, can be applied successfully in contexts of fragility and displacement, leading to communities…
IDS
2016
UNICEF/UN035147/LeMoyne
Evidence Reviews

Making Sanitation and Hygiene Safer: Reducing Vulnerabilities to Violence

This issue of Frontiers of CLTS brings together lessons on violence related to sanitation and hygiene and examples of good practice from a range of contexts including urban and humanitarian as well as rural. It interprets these lessons to propose…
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UNI176802/Ryeng
Briefings

Ebola, Politics and Ecology: Beyond the ‘Outbreak Narrative’

The origin of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been traced to the likely confluence of a virus, a bat, a two-year-old child and an under equipped rural health centre. Understanding how these factors may have combined in south-eastern…
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UN024521/La Rose
Briefings

Local Engagement in Ebola Outbreaks and Beyond in Sierra Leone

Containment strategies for Ebola rupture fundamental features of social, political and religious life. Control efforts that involve local people and appreciate their perspectives, social structures and institutions are therefore vital. Unfortunately such approaches have not been widespread in West Africa…
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UNI182870/Bindra
Briefings

Ebola and Extractive Industry

The economic effects of the Ebola health crisis are slowly unfolding as the virus continues to affect Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The most important sector is mining as these three countries share a rich iron ore geological beltway. The…
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UNI176804/Ryeng
Background Reports

The International Response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Science, Policy and Politics

Over the last decade, the avian influenza virus, H5N1, has spread across most of Asia and Europe and parts of Africa. In some countries – including Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Egypt – the avian disease has probably become…
STEPS Centre
2008
UNICEF/UNI177602/UNMEER Martine Perret
Background Reports

Epidemics for All? Governing Health in a Global Age

Current global health policy is dominated by a preoccupation with infectious diseases and in particular with emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases that threaten to ‘break out’ of established patterns of prevalence or virulence into new areas and new victims. This…
STEPS Centre
2008
UNICEF/UN047154/Mackenzie
Evidence Reviews

Multiple Shocks, Coping and Welfare Consequences: Natural Disasters and Health Shocks in the Indian Sundarbans

Based on a household survey in Indian Sundarbans hit by tropical cyclone Aila in May 2009, this study tests for evidence and argues that health and climatic shocks are essentially linked forming a continuum and with exposure to a marginal…
PLOS
2014
UNICEF/UNI162189/Frisone
Evidence Reviews

HIV/AIDS, Forests and Futures in sub-Saharan Africa

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic is having devastating and tragic social, economic, and political impacts. HIV/AIDS is both a health issue and a development problem, with complex links to rural livelihoods, human capacity, and…
STEPS Centre
2011
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