The practice of evaluating epidemic response in humanitarian and low-income settings: a systematic review

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The practice of evaluating epidemic response in humanitarian and low-income settings: a systematic review
Epidemics of infectious disease occur frequently in low-income and humanitarian settings and pose a serious threat to populations. However, relatively little is known about responses to these epidemics. Robust evaluations can generate evidence on response efforts and inform future improvements. This systematic review aimed to (i) identify epidemics reported in low-income and crisis settings, (ii) determine the frequency with which evaluations of responses to these epidemics were conducted, (iii) describe the main typologies of evaluations undertaken and (iv) identify key gaps and strengths of recent evaluation practice.
Authors: Abdihamid Warsame, Jillian Murray, Amy Gimma and Francesco Checchi
Citation: BMC Medicine 2020 18:315
Content type: Research article
Published on: 3 November 2020