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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The impact of COVID-19 control measures on social contacts and transmission in Kenyan informal settlements, Matthew Quaife, Kevin van Zandvoort, Amy Gimma, Kashvi Shah, Nicky McCreesh, Kiesha Prem, Edwine Barasa, Daniel Mwanga, Beth Kangwana, Jessie Pinchoff, CMMID COVID-19 Working Group, John Edmunds, Christopher I. Jarvis, and Karen Austrian

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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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Are more people adopting COVID-19 prevention measures?, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Awareness of and receiving social protection measures during COVID-19 lockdown in Bihar, India, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Bangladesh: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs—Responses from the first round of data collection among adolescent girls in five districts, Population Council

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COVID-19 times: Study protocol for rapid assessment of the situation of women and children in Bihar, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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

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Demand for and access to family planning services among young married women during COVID-19 crisis, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Effects of COVID-19 on livelihood, employment, and financial resources, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Effects of COVID-19 on nutrition in Bihar, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Family planning and reproductive health needs and challenges of poor women during the COVID-19 pandemic, Population Council

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Guatemala: conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas frente a la COVID-19—Perspectivas de 144 informantes clave en 10 municipios con mayoría de población indígena. Resultados de la segunda ronda de recolección de datos, 21–26 julio de 2020, 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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Guatemala: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Perspectives from 144 key informants in 10 indigenous municipalities. Results from the second round of data collection, July 21–26, 2020, 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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Kenya: COVID-19 perceptions, stigma and impact—Responses from fourth round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: Gender effects of COVID-19—Responses from fourth round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kilifi, Kenya: Adult COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Responses from the first round of adult data collection in Kilifi, Kenya, Population Council

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Kisumu, Kenya: Adult COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Responses from the first round of adult data collection in Kisumu, Kenya, Population Council

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Knowledge, attitudes, practices and challenges of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Population Council

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

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México: Conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas relacionadas con COVID-19, Population Council

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Mexico: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices, Population Council

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

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Returning home: Effects of COVID-19 on migrant households in Bihar, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Self-help groups: A potential pivot of Bihar's response to COVID-19, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID -19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), June 2020—Nairobi, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from the first round of adolescent data collection, August 2020—Kilifi, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID -19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from the first round of adolescent data collection, August 2020—Kisumu, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID -19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from the first round of adolescent data collection, August 2020—Wajir, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID -19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Results from adolescent surveys in Kilifi, Nairobi, Wajir, and Kisumu Counties, October 2020, Population Council

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Trends in family planning services in Bangladesh before, during and after COVID-19 lockdowns: Evidence from national routine service data, Md. Irfan Hossain, Md. Saddam Hossain, Sigma Ainul, Md. Kamruzzaman Bhuiyan, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Ubaidur Rob, and Ashish Bajracharya

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Trends in maternal health services in Bangladesh before, during and after COVID-19 lockdowns: Evidence from national routine service data, Sigma Ainul, Md. Saddam Hossain, Md. Irfan Hossain, Md. Kamruzzaman Bhuiyan, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Ubaidur Rob, and Ashish Bajracharya

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Wajir, Kenya: Adult COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Responses from the first round of adult data collection in Wajir, Kenya, Population Council

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Women's groups and COVID-19: Challenges, engagement, and opportunities, Thomas de Hoop, Sapna Desai, Garima Siwach, Chinmaya Holla, Yulia Belyakova, Sohini Paul, and Roopal Jyoti Singh

Commentaries

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Bridging health gaps with inclusive urbanization, Jessie Pinchoff and Thoai Ngo

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COVID-19: Demography, economics, migration and the way forward, Landis MacKellar

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In the response to COVID‐19, we can’t forget health system commitments to contraception and family planning, John Townsend; Petra ten Hoope-Bender; Jill Sheffield; and The FIGO Contraception, Family Planning Committee

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Lives not worth saving, Zeba Sathar

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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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Opportunities and challenges of delivering postabortion care and postpartum family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne Pfitzer, Eva Lathrop, Alison Bodenheimer, Saumya RamaRao, Megan Christofield, Patricia MacDonald, Bethany Arnold, Neeta Bhatnagar, Erin Mielke, and Meridith Mikulich

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Opportunities for SGBV data collection in the time of COVID-19: The value of implementation science, Chi-Chi Undie, Sanyukta Mathur, Nicole Haberland, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, and Julie Pulerwitz

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Protecting newborn infants during the COVID-19 pandemic should be based on evidence and equity, Emma Sacks, Pooja Sripad, Charity Ndwiga, Peter Waiswa, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Quick take: Corona crisis in Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob

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Sexual and gender minority adolescents must be prioritised during the global COVID-19 public health response, Jessica DeMulder, Cara Kraus-Perrotta, and Hussain Zaidi

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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 need a pro-poor and pro-Black response to COVID-19, Thoai Ngo

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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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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes and practices in rural indigenous communities in Mexico, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Silvana Larrea, Fabiola Romero, and Ludivine Cicolella

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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: How are key demographic indicators related to COVID-19 reported in the United States: A data review protocol, Charlotte Brasseux, Thoai Ngo, and Mingqi Song

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

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Dataset—The health, economic, and social effect of COVID-19 and its response on gender and sex: A literature review, Hannah Briggs and Thoai Ngo

Preprint

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Preprint—COVID-19 related knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs of households in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, Karen Austrian, Jessie Pinchoff, James B. Tidwell, Corinne White, Timothy Abuya, Beth Kangwana, Rhoune Ochako, John Wanyungu, Eva Muluve, Faith Mbushi, Daniel Mwanga, Mercy Nzioki, and Thoai Ngo

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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

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Preprint—The impact of COVID-19 control measures on social contacts and transmission in Kenyan informal settlements, Matthew Quaife, Kevin van Zandvoort, Amy Gimma, Kashvi Shah, Nicky McCreesh, Kiesha Prem, Edwine Barasa, Daniel Mwanga, Beth Kangwana, Jessie Pinchoff, LSHTM Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease COVID-19 working group, John Edmunds, Christopher I. Jarvis, and Karen Austrian

Presentations

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Bangladesh: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs, Population Council

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Encuesta de conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas del COVID-19: Informantes clave en 10 municipios con población indígena de Guatemala, Population Council

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

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Municipios indígenas de Guatemala: conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas frente a la COVID-19 resultados de la segunda ronda de recopilación de datos, 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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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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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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Evidence review: Promoting adolescent girls' health and well-being in low-resource settings in the era of COVID-19, Sarah Blake, Miriam Temin, and Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) Evidence Subcommittee

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Experiences among adults and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic from four locations across 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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How are key demographic indicators related to COVID-19 reported in the United States: A data review protocol—Study description, Charlotte Brasseux, Thoai Ngo, and Mingqi Song

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

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The health, economic, and social effect of COVID-19 and its response on gender and sex: A literature review, Hannah Briggs and Thoai Ngo

Reports

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Conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas relacionadas a la pandemia del COVID-19 en comunidades indígenas de Yucatán y Chiapas, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Silvana Larrea, Fabiola Romero, and Ludivine Cicolella