Social and behavioural insights COVID-19 data collection tool for Africa – Case study: Pilot implementation in Nigeria and Zambia
An effective response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic requires the understanding and use of social and behavioural data alongside biomedical data. Recognizing this need, the Behavioural Insights and Sciences Unit of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) designed a survey tool tailored to Africa, to make it easier for countries to collect context-specific social and behavioural data. The objective was to inform the COVID-19 response at the country level while also allowing regional comparisons. This case study describes how the tool was adapted and used in a pilot study in Nigeria and Zambia and complements the WHO guidance on how to use the tool.