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NISH (NITAG Support Hub) 2: Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy/confidence in Africa

This Library Guide contains published and unpublished information on vaccine hesitancy and related issues in the context of COVID-19 vaccination in Subsaharan Africa

Pubmed : Covid-19 AND "vaccination hesitancy" AND Sudan

Satti, E.M., Elhadi, Y.A.M., Ahmed, K.O., Ibrahim, A., Alghamdi, A., Alotaibi, E. and Yousif, B.A., 2023. The Psychological Antecedents to COVID-19 Vaccination among Community Pharmacists in Khartoum State, Sudan. Medicina59(5), p.817.
Mohamed, M.S., Mohamed, A.O., Alenazy, R., Khan, Y.H., Idriss, M.T., Alhudaib, N.A., Elsaman, T., Mohamed, M.A., Eltayib, E.M. and Mallhi, T.H., 2023. A First Report on Side-Effects of COVID-19 Vaccines among General Population in Sudan: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Vaccines11(2), p.315.
Elbadawi, M.H., Altayib, L.S., Birier, A.B.G., Ali, L.E., Hasabo, E.A., Esmaeel, M.A.M., Elmahi, O.K., Group of collaborators, Group of collaborators, Abdu Fageer, A.A. and Balla Babiker, A.F., 2022. Beliefs and barriers of COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy among Sudanese healthcare workers in Sudan: A cross sectional study. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, p.2132082.
Mohmmed, H.A., Alawad, R.A., Awad, A.K. and Alobied, A.A., 2022. Knowledge, attitude, and acceptance regarding COVID-19 vaccines in Sudan. Frontiers in Public Health, 10.
Anjorin, A.A., Odetokun, I.A., Abioye, A.I., Elnadi, H., Umoren, M.V., Damaris, B.F., Eyedo, J., Umar, H.I., Nyandwi, J.B., Abdalla, M.M. and Tijani, S.O., 2021. Will Africans take COVID-19 vaccination?. PloS one, 16(12), p.e0260575.

Swed S, Mohamed T, Sakkour R, Motawea KR, Bohsas H. COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among indigenous people in Sudan: An incipient crisis. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Mar;75:103379. doi: 10.1016/j.amsu.2022.103379. Epub 2022 Feb 15.

Udoh K. COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in South Sudan; What Lessons Can be Learned From Angola's Success Story? Am J Health Promot. 2022 Mar;36(3):579-581.

Suliman DM, Nawaz FA, Mohanan P, Modber MAKA, Musa MK, Musa MB, El Chbib D, Elhadi YAM, Essar MY, Isa MA, Lucero-Prisno DE 3rd, Moonesar IA. UAE efforts in promoting COVID-19 vaccination and building vaccine confidence. Vaccine. 2021 Oct 15

Hajissa K, Mussa A. Positive aspects of the mRNA platform for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 Aug 3;17(8):2445-2447.

Raja, S.M., Osman, M.E., Musa, A.O., Hussien, A.A. and Yusuf, K., 2022. COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, hesitancy, and associated factors among medical students in Sudan. Plos one, 17(4),

Abdou, M.S., Kheirallah, K.A., Aly, M.O., Ramadan, A., Elhadi, Y.A.M., Elbarazi, I., Deghidy, E.A., El Saeh, H.M., Salem, K.M. and Ghazy, R.M., 2021. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination psychological antecedent assessment using the Arabic 5c validated tool: An online survey in 13 Arab countries. PloS one, 16(11), p.e0260321.                                                               

Yassin, E.O.M., Faroug, H.A.A., Ishaq, Z.B.Y., Mustafa, M.M.A., Idris, M.M.A., Widatallah, S.E.K., El-Raheem, A., Hamad, G.O. and Suliman, M.Y., 2022. COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance among Healthcare Staff in Sudan, 2021. Journal of immunology research, 2022.

Taylor-Robinson, S.D., Morgan, M.Y., Spearman, C.W., Suliman, A.A., Corrah, T., Oleribe, O.O. and Taylor-Robinson, A.W., 2022. Why SARS-CoV-2 vaccination still matters in Africa. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, 115(3), pp.191-192. (Not OA)

We are now 2 years into the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. The virus has spread globally to all countries and territories, excepting a few isolated Pacific islands where entry criteria have remained strict. Africa was relatively spared from the magnitude of
confirmed infections and deaths experienced in other parts of the world in the initial stages of the pandemic, 1 a situation that has not been maintained more recently. 2 The upsurge in clinical case reports in the latter half of 2021 has brought into sharp relief the pressing need
Mohamed, A.E., Elhadi, Y.A.M., Mohammed, N.A., Ekpenyong, A. and Lucero-Prisno III, D.E., 2022. Exploring Challenges to COVID-19 Vaccination in the Darfur Region of Sudan. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 106(1), p.17. (Not OA)
The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability of health systems to provide essential services globally. The Darfur region, located in the western part of Sudan, has been largely devastated by the war that began in 2003 and has been drawing considerable attention from the international community. The war, which erupted as a result of environmental, political, and economic factors, has led to tragic outcomes. Collapsing health- care infrastructures, health workforce shortages, lack of storage facilities for medicines and …
Harapan, H., Anwar, S., Yufika, A., Sharun, K., Gachabayov, M., Fahriani, M., Husnah, M., Raad, R., Abdalla, R.Y., Adam, R.Y. and Khiri, N.M., 2022. Vaccine hesitancy among communities in ten countries in Asia, Africa, and South America during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pathogens and Global Health, pp.1-8.(Not OA)
Vaccine hesitancy is considered one of the greatest threats to the ongoing coronavirus  disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination programs. Lack of trust in vaccine benefits, along with concerns about side effects of the newly developed COVID-19 vaccine, might significantly
contribute to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. The objective of this study was to determine the level of vaccine hesitancy among communities in particular their belief in vaccination benefits and perceived risks of new vaccines. An online cross-sectional study was …


Makki, S., Siddiqua, A., Wahab, S., Siddiqui, S., Faheemuddin, M., Abobaker, I., Abdelmoniem, A. and Khaled, A., 2022. Beliefs and Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Three Countries with Different Human Development Index (HDI) Scores: A Comparative Study. Patient preference and adherence, pp.3257-3265.
Yassin, E.O.M., Faroug, H.A.A., Ishaq, Z.B.Y., Mustafa, M.M.A., Idris, M.M.A., Widatallah, S.E.K., El-Raheem, A., Hamad, G.O. and Suliman, M.Y., 2022. COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance among Healthcare Staff in Sudan, 2021. Journal of immunology research, 2022.

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Omar, S.M., Musa, I.R., Salah, S.E., Elnur, M.M., Al-Wutayd, O. and Adam, I., 2020. High mortality rate in adult COVID-19 inpatients in Eastern Sudan: a retrospective study. Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare, 13, p.1887.