Community Rapid Assessment on COVID-19 in Eastern and Southern Africa
The CRA was designed to strengthen this evidence base by gathering rapid time-series data to examine protective practices, coping strategies, and emerging needs in relation to COVID-19. The attached report provides a brief overview of the CRA as implemented in three of the eight participating countries in ESAR (Kenya, Madagascar, and South Sudan), focusing on 1) key findings and early insights and 2) early lessons and considerations from applying this approach. The findings provide preliminary recommendations for adjusting current RCCE strategies and demonstrate the value of deploying rapid analytic systems for emergencies like COVID-19.
We hope you will find the attached report useful and we look forward to sharing ongoing findings from additional ESAR countries.