Mask Up! Testing strategies to increase mask use in Kenya

Researchers:
Dennis Egger
Aleksandra Jakubowski
Michael Walker
Fieldwork by:
Location:
Siaya County, Kenya
Timeline:
2020
Target group:
  • General
  • Adults
Outcome of interest:
  • Health outcomes
Intervention type:
  • Information
  • Covid-19 response
AEA RCT registration number:
AEARCTR-0006717
Research papers:
Partners:

Although conflicting recommendations have been issued, recent evidence suggests that face masks may significantly reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. However, questions remain on how to effectively promote mask adoption. Research are conducting a randomized evaluation to evaluate the impact of free mask distribution combined with educational interventions on mask adoption in Kenya.