Giving effective information to fight COVID-19

Researchers:
Sergio Bautista
Martin Lajous
Fieldwork by:
Location:
Mexico
Timeline:
2020
Target group:
  • Teachers
Outcome of interest:
  • Communicable diseases
  • Health outcomes
  • Take-up of program/social service/healthy behavior
Intervention type:
  • Information
  • Covid-19 response
Research papers:
Partners:

Different and often contradicting messages occur in social media about COVID-19, so developing trustworthy communication strategies is critical to reduce the negative impact of the virus. Researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of public health messages on hand washing and compliance with government mandated guidelines in Mexico.