Sirwin
Sirwin

Introduction


As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads worldwide, its adverse effects are becoming increasingly apparent among individuals affected by humanitarian emergencies. Overcrowding, limited access to preventative and preventative health services, poor water, sanitation, and hygiene services, poor governance, mistrust of officials, and increasing stigma and discrimination are among the many risk factors preventing and managing COVID-19 particularly challenging in such a setting. These include conflict-affected countries such as South Sudan, Yemen, and Syria, refugee facilities in Bangladesh and Lebanon, and internally displaced persons in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 and responses to control its spread in these settings are currently poorly documented and researched. The purpose of this study of ours is to review the critical literature on the role of evidence-based public health practice in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic in humanitarian settings

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Delelegn Emwodew
Delelegn Emwodew

I am a health system researcher with strong interest in implementation science research, digital health and health technologies. I have published more than 15 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals.


EBPH in COVID-19 Affected Humanitarian Settings
EBPH in COVID-19 Affected Humanitarian Settings

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of updating global evidence-based guidelines to address context-specific and emerging needs in humanitarian settings. This blog discusses the role of evidence-based public health practice in addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in humanitarian settings.

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