Key Considerations for Epidemic Response and Preparedness in Uganda

This technical brief was prepared by IDS in December 2020 to support the embedding of social science and anthropological perspectives in UK AID-supported Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa (TDDA) technical assistance and its Early Response Mechanism. It draws on a review of both academic and grey literature, as well as inputs from social scientists and other public health experts in Uganda.  It presents key considerations regarding:
  • the background and overview of the country’s health system;
  • issues related to infectious disease outbreaks, response, and preparedness;
  • health governance and key actors;
  • community experiences and responses;
  • implications for outbreak preparedness and response.
This briefing was produced with support from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) funded Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa (TDDA) programme managed by DAI Global Health.

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Year of publication: 2021

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Content type:  Briefing
Areas of work: Monitoring and evaluation, Social science
Region: Europe

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