This brief summarises key socio-cultural issues related to the introduction  of vaccine (rVSV-ZEBOV) to the DRC in relation to the Ebola outbreak, May 2018. A deeper dive should be undertaken, but given the imminent introduction of the vaccine, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations, particularly for community engagement, has been prioritised.

Informal discussions have been held with colleagues from WHO, UNICEF, University of Sussex, University of Edinburgh, Institut de Recherche pour le Développment, Réseau Anthropologie des Epidémies Emergentes, Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Institut Pasteur and others, but responsibility for this brief lies with Anthrologica.