Giving effective information to fight COVID-19

Sergio Bautista
Enrique Seira Bejarano
Martin Lajous
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:

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.