Strengthening the humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Colombia

  • 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: 51487

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2020
  • 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

    Colombia, Americas
  • Lead Research Institution

    Brandeis University
  • Research Category

    Epidemiological studies

  • Research Subcategory

    Impact/ effectiveness of control measures

  • 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 Migrants

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to determine variation in implementation, and adherence to public health and social distancing policies among Venezuelan migrant refugees in 60 Colombian municipalities. The study will produce better understanding of the effectiveness of stated policies and observed behaviours on the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic in each of 60 municipalities, and analysis of health care costs for the migrant populations. Expected outcomes are the ability to identify policies and behaviours that have achieved a favourable balance of controlling transmission, while minimizing economic distress on the displaced populations.