What questions we should be asking about COVID-19 in humanitarian settings: perspectives from the Social Sciences Analysis Cell in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Social sciences research for epidemic response has evolved to provide critical evidence needed for outbreak prevention and control and is most impactful when included as part of a multidisciplinary, integrated package. Outbreak Analytics is a data science that encompasses multiple methods in epidemiological analysis and modelling to inform outbreak response. We propose to complement this with data and analytical approaches from multiple disciplines to provide a holistic understanding which not only maps and models epidemiological data but seeks to provide context and an understanding for potential cause and effect, thus creating integrated multidisciplinary outbreak analytics (IMOA) model.

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Year of publication: 2020

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Areas of work: Monitoring and evaluation, Social science
Region: West & Central Africa

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