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Lessons learned from Ebola outbreak 9 in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The report presents a brief background on situational factors in Equateur province of relevance to emergency health interventions, and a short summary of the 2018 Ebola outbreak and sequencing of the response.

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Comparison of Social Resistance to Ebola Response in Sierra Leone and Guinea Suggests Explanations Lie in Political Configurations not Culture

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Balancing Burial Rituals with Public Health Demands During the 2014 Guinean Ebola Epidemic
This SSHAP Case Study explains how an anthropologist negotiated a medically safe burial for a pregnant woman who had died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a Kissi community at the beginning of the 2014 Ebola epidemic in Guinea.

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Community Resilience: Key Concepts and their Applications to Epidemic Shocks
This brief explores how the concepts of community resilience can be applied to epidemics and reviews the grey and academic literature on different approaches to community resilience.


Addressing vulnerabilities in communities facing infectious disease threats: A need for social science-driven assessments


Perceptions and experiences of the public regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal: a qualitative study using phenomenological analysis
This study intends to explore the perceptions of people towards COVID-19 and their experiences during the pandemic in Nepal.

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Cross-Country Comparison of Public Awareness, Rumors, and Behavioral Responses to the COVID-19 Epidemic: Infodemiology Study
This comparative study highlights the urgent need for international coordination to promote mutual learning about epidemic characteristics and effective control measures as well as to trigger early and timely responses in individual countries.


Norms, beliefs, and practices relevant to the prevention of COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa: a literature analysis
This review focuses on social and cultural barriers and enablers to a number of practices relating to prevention, detection and response to COVID-19.


Psychological and behavioural responses to COVID-19: a China-Britain comparison


Sociodemographic Predictors of Health Risk Perception, Attitude and Behavior Practices Associated with Health-Emergency Disaster Risk Management for Biological Hazards: The Case of COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong, SAR China

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