World Health Organization publishes Misean Cara Learning Brief – “COVID-19 in East Africa: Trust in a time of crisis”

When COVID-19 emerged in early 2020 it brought with it significant new challenges to the provision of health care in poor, vulnerable communities in East Africa.

At a time when unknowns were the norm and significant barriers were going up in the delivery of urgently needed health interventions, what enabled Missionary Development organisations to be so uniquely successful at ensuring continuity of essential health services in Kenya & Tanzania?

A review of Misean Cara member projects in the region yield important insights that can help instruct public health response in future emergency or pandemic situations.

Just published on the Health Services Learning Hub of the World Health Organization website, COVID-19 in East Africa: Trust in a time of crisis is a Learning Brief compiled from collaborative research by Misean Cara and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) and authored by Misean Cara Health Projects Officer, Niamh Caffrey.

The Learning Brief is also based on a presentation given jointly by Misean Cara and RCSI at the Irish Global Health Network Conference at Trinity College Dublin in October 2022.

Click here to read or download the full Learning Brief.

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