Understanding the impact of misinformation on the uptake of and adherence to COVID-19 related public health measures in refugee and IDP settings across Kenya, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Funded by Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
  • Total publications:0 publications

Grant number: 51529

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2020
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $101,566.15
  • Funder

    Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    Kenya, Africa
  • Lead Research Institution

    Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
  • Research Category

    Policies for public health, disease control & community resilience

  • Research Subcategory

    Approaches to public health interventions

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Internally Displaced and MigrantsOther

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

This mixed-methods study will take place in six sites in three countries with large refugee and IDP populations - Kenya, Somalia and DRC. The team will examine how misinformation on COVID-19 spreads, as well as sources and channels of misinformation. The study will also identify effective countermeasures. The evidence will enable better understanding of how misinformation is currently being spread through the selected study areas. Expected outcomes are frameworks and strategies to deliver targeted, accurate, clear and actionable health information to increase adherence to public health measures, and to combat the spread of misinformation related to COVID-19.