Partnering with national health ministries and other government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America, Population Council global and in-country scientists are conducting COVID-19 public health and social science research to produce relevant and timely evidence to support policymakers in controlling the spread of coronavirus, evaluating the effectiveness of prevention and mitigation measures, and assessing longer-term health, social and economic effects of the pandemic.

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Using Evidence to Inform Sexual and Reproductive Health Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic—Webinar, Saumya RamaRao, Kristin Bietsch, Julia N. White, Johannes van Dam, and Ann K. Blanc

Briefs

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Critical needs during Covid-19 lockdown: Job, food, cash, medicines—Who needs what?, Population Council

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Guatemala: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Perspectives from 144 key informants in 10 indigenous municipalities, Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Preliminary findings, Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs—Responses from second round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 Perceptions, Prevention Practices, and Impact—Responses from third round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Low perceived risk: A challenge to adoption of preventive behaviors for COVID-19?, Population Council

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Migration and COVID-19: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Population Council

Commentaries

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Men and COVID-19: Adding a gender lens, Myra Betron, Ann Gottert, Julie Pulerwitz, Dominick Shattuck, and Natacha Stevanovic-Fenn

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Opinion: Ensure access to high-quality abortion care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelly Blanchard and Thoai Ngo

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Upholding rights under COVID-19: The Respectful Maternity Care Charter, R. Rima Jolivet, Charlotte E. Warren, Pooja Sripad, Elena Ateva, Jewel Gausman, Kate Mitchell, Hagar Palgi Hacker, Emma Sacks, and Ana Langer

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We wanted to know how coronavirus affects Nairobi's slum residents. What we found, Karen Austrian and Timothy Abuya

Data Sets

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Dataset: Case reports of COVID-19 in the United States by poverty, gender and race—A data review protocol, Charlotte Brasseux and Thoai Ngo

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescent girls in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob, Masuma Billah, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Surojit Kundu, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque, Md. Saddam Hossain, and Mehnaz Manzur

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescents and young people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, Rajib Acharya, Mukta Gundi, Thoai Ngo, Neelanjana Pandey, Sangram Kishor Patel, Jessie Pinchoff, Shilpi Rampal, Niranjan Saggurti, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among decisionmakers of indigenous municipalities in Guatemala, Angel del Valle, Hannah Briggs, Benjamin Chang, Aiken Chew, Brian Medina, Gabriela Muñoz, Thoai Ngo, Elizabeth Vásquez, Corinne White, and Ramón Zamora

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices in urban slums in Nairobi, Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Karen Austrian, Adan Isaac, Beth Kangwana, Faith Mbushi, Eva Muluve, Daniel Mwanga, Thoai Ngo, Mercy Nzioki, Rhoune Ochako, Jessie Pinchoff, Ben Tidwell, and Corinne White

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Dataset—Effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of medical abortion at home versus in the clinic: An updated systematic review in response to COVID-19, Katherine Gambir, Camille Garnsey, Kelly Ann Necastro, and Thoai Ngo

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Dataset: Rapid review of community engagement and social mobilization strategies for COVID-19 response, Sarah Blake and Thoai Ngo

Preprint

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Preprint—Migrants in transit and asylum seekers in Mexico: An epidemiological analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ietza Bojorquez, Cesar Infante, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Silvana Larrea, and Chiara Santoro

Presentations

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Guatemala indigenous municipalities: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices, Population Council

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Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Preliminary findings, Karen Austrian and Timothy Abuya

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Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs—Round 2, Population Council

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Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Round 3, Population Council

Protocols

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Case reports of COVID-19 in the United States by poverty, gender and race: A data review protocol—Study description, Charlotte Brasseux and Thoai Ngo

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescent girls in Bangladesh: Concept note, Sajeda Amin

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescents and young people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India: Study description, Rajib Acharya, Mukta Gundi, Thoai Ngo, Neelanjana Pandey, Sangram Kishor Patel, Jessie Pinchoff, Shilpi Rampal, Niranjan Saggurti, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among decisionmakers of indigenous municipalities in Guatemala: Study description, Angel del Valle, Hannah Briggs, Benjamin Chang, Aiken Chew, Brian Medina, Gabriela Muñoz, Thoai Ngo, Elizabeth Vásquez, Corinne White, and Ramón Zamora

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices in urban slums in Nairobi, Kenya: Study description, Timothy Abuya, Karen Austrian, Adan Isaac, Beth Kangwana, Faith Mbushi, Eva Muluve, Daniel Mwanga, Thoai Ngo, Mercy Nzioki, Rhoune Ochako, Jessie Pinchoff, Ben Tidwell, John Wanyungu, and Corinne White

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Effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of medical abortion at home vs. in the clinic: An updated systematic review in response to COVID-19, Katherine Gambir, Camille Garnsey, Kelly Ann Necastro, and Thoai Ngo

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Rapid review of community engagement and social mobilization strategies for COVID-19 response: Study description, Sarah Blake and Thoai Ngo