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Peer-to-peer communication in East and West Africa may help promote COVID-19 policy compliance

Rosenzweig, Leah R., Platas, Melina R and Bicalho, Clara (2021) Peer-to-peer communication in East and West Africa may help promote COVID-19 policy compliance. Africa at LSE (21 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Containing the COVID-19 pandemic requires the public’s cooperation in adopting health behaviours such as mask wearing and physical distancing. An online survey conducted in April 2020 shows that respondents in Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda had accurate information about COVID-19 but underestimated their peers’ support for COVID-related health policies. However, a majority of respondents were willing to encourage others to practice physical distancing, suggesting that peer-to-peer communication could be used to increase compliance with public health policies.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 10:42
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110541

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