Francophone West Africa has the highest fertility rates in the world and a low contraceptive prevalence. In response, the Ouagadougou Partnership was established to accelerate progress in the use of family planning (FP).
This paper reviews the evidence on the promise of behavioral economics to improve health outcomes through provider-facing interventions in five critical health areas. The analysis draws from the limited existing evidence base on this topic to suggest where and how behavioral economics interventions may be most impactful and where further research may contribute most to building the knowledge base.
In order to uncover the current evidence and better understand the mechanism of misinformation spread, the authors report a systematic review of the nature and potential drivers of health-related misinformation.
Unlike historical pandemics, such as the 1918 H1N1 pandemic, COVID-19 is spreading across a highly connected world, in which virtually all individuals are linked to each other through the mobile phone in their pockets. Because of strict physical distancing measures, people are heavily reliant on maintaining connectivity using global digital social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter, to facilitate human interaction and information sharing about the virus.
This visualization outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the current COVID-19 event.
What does COVID-19 mean for the three quarters of a billion of the world’s inhabitants who live below the poverty line?
This brief focuses on Covid-19 rumours circulating in the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar. It explores some of the more common rumours, discusses sources and formats of information, presents community perspectives about rumours and communication, and suggests approaches to communicating with the Rohingya community about COVID-19.
WHO is gathering the latest international multilingual scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19. The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 database is updated daily (Monday through Friday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles.
Wash'Em is a process for rapidly designing evidence-based and context-adapted handwashing behavior change programs in emergencies.
This is a database of resources from experts around the world on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it intersects with disability.