October 21, 2020
Covid-19 is affecting teenagers in Nairobi's slum areas (article from The Conversation)

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From the article: 

A team of us at the Population Council are working with the government’s taskforce committee to do just that. The council is an organisation dedicated to carrying out research on critical health and development issues. Over four days in June, we used a rapid phone-based survey to collect information on knowledge, attitudes and perceived risk of infection from 1,022 adolescents living in five urban slums; Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare. These are Nairobi’s five main informal settlements. The average age of respondents was 16 years and 84% were female. These adolescents were part of ongoing cohorts that had been set up prior to COVID-19 to study the impact of different packages of interventions on adolescent health and well-being.

Reference: Austrian, K. Kangwana, B. 2020. "Adolescents in Nairobi’s slums are being hit hard by COVID-19 measures". The Conversation.