This presentation provides an overview from the third round of data collection from a phone survey conducted May 10–11, 2020, in five informal settlements in Nairobi (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare). Total number of interviews completed was 1,750 (87 percent of Round 1); 37 percent of participants were male, 63 percent were female. Almost all resided in the same location as in the previous interview three weeks prior. The presentation covered myths and misconceptions on COVID-1; risk of being infected; what individuals would do if they had symptoms of COVID-19; testing; stigma; movement outside the home; handwashing behavior; use of face masks; food security; economic, social, and health effects of COVID-19; effects of COVID-19 on children; receiving assistance; gender considerations; and recommendations for public education campaigns and social protection.
Population Council. 2020. "Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Round 3," COVID-19 Research & Evaluations. Nairobi: Population Council.
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic