Under the Cities COVID Mitigation Mapping (C2M2) project (developed by the US State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit and the American Association of Geographers (AAG)), facility-based data was collected in multiple cities in Africa. The cities included Bukavu (Democratic Republic of Congo), Kericho (Kenya), and Pemba (Mozambique). Health and educational facilities were visited and data collected around service availability, service accessibility, and service quality. Our results have been published as a chapter in the book, The Geographies of COVID-19, published by Springer Nature.
The facility-based data collection and model proposed in the article provides a low-cost and last-mile accurate solution as compared to household enumeration or randomized surveys. The data was ingested, transformed, analyzed, and activated in the Hawkai Data platform.
For more details about the chapter — Data and Dashboards for Measuring the Social Impact of COVID-19 in African Cities
For more details about the book — The Geographies of COVID-19
This research was possible thanks to the Cities’ COVID Mitigation Mapping (C2M2) Program, developed by the US Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit and the American Association of Geographers (AAG). We would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their support in collecting and analyzing the data:
- Université Officielle de Bukavu, Faculté de Sciences, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
- GroundTruth Initiative, Nairobi, Kenya
- Catholic University of Mozambique, Faculty of Tourism, Pemba, Mozambique
- Digital Divide Data, Kenya
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