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In Uganda, Red Cross volunteers are carrying out screening against COVID-19, along with establishing handwashing stations in public places like markets.
Credit: Uganda Red Cross Society
12 August 2020

COVID-19 continues to be an unprecedented challenge globally, affecting multiple sectors in every country. As part of its research, the Maintains programme has conducted a rapid review of the experiences and challenges of scaling up the response to COVID-19 in the first three months (March to May 2020) of the outbreak in five countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. In this blog, Maintains’ Debbie Hillier examines the successes and challenges so far…

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UK Aid is helping treat children suffering from malnutrition as a result of extended drought.
Russell Watkins/DFID
7 August 2020

Not all health shocks are as big as COVID-19, but smaller ones can also be devastating and are often overlooked. How can donors ensure response funds are available quickly for smaller shocks? ‘Crisis modifiers’, tested for natural hazards such as droughts, offer a possible solution at the humanitarian-development nexus.

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Information overload during COVID-19
Credit: James Marvin Phelps
27 July 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to its core research, Maintains has been pivoting activities towards the impact of the pandemic, examining the way health and social protection systems are responding during the crisis, to learn lessons for this and future pandemics. In this blog, Shrochis Karki reflects on who is producing and consuming this information, how it is being shared, and how these knowledge flows could better support local and contextually-relevant responses.

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