Real time monitoring of COVID-19 impacts on Tanzanian youth

The aim of this study is to collect quantitative and qualitative data via mobile phones to perform real-time monitoring of COVID-19 impacts on adolescents and young people, their families, and communities in the Southern Highlands regions in Tanzania. 

Title: Real time monitoring of COVID-19 impacts on Tanzanian youth

Principal Investigator: Tia M. Palermo, PhD

Funding Agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Abstract: Data collection will leverage an existing longitudinal cohort, and domains we aim to assess include 1) knowledge, attitudes and practices related to COVID-19 prevention; 2) schooling; 3) livelihoods and food security; and 4) psychosocial well-being. It is hoped that this information can be used to inform the design, redirection and implementation arrangements of response measures from the Government of Tanzania. The evaluation team comprises members from TASAF and TACAIDS, UNICEF, University at Buffalo, EDI Global, and St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences (SFUCHAS).