Adherence, Lived Experiences and Resilient Transformation among “slumdwellers” (ALERTs) in COVID-19: A study of Ki-Mombasa and Kabalagala-Kataba slums in Kampala.

Name: 
Gloria Kimuli Seruwagi
Gender: 
Female
Highest Qualification: 
PhD
Designation: 
Lecturer
Terms of Employment: 
Permanent
Department: 
Social Work and Social Administration
Unit: 
Social Sciences
Granting agency: 
Makerere University/The Government of Uganda
Amount: 
N/A
Period: 
2020
Project Details: 

COVID-19 is a new epidemic and there is a dearth of knowledge on its clinical, economic, social and long-term effects and outcomes on the urban poor. High levels of non-compliance to preventive guidelines have been observed; as people in slums try to adjust lifestyles within their reality of largely impoverished and crowded living circumstances. The research project seeks to develop evidence – from a sociobehavioral perspective – of how Ugandan COVID19 guidelines operate, are being perceived, experienced in practice and potential barriers to their adherence and compliance among urban slum communities in Kampala.

About the Research 

  1. The study is a mixed methods cross-sectional assessment of COVID 19 experiences among people living in Kampala slums
  2. The empirical data will inform a behavioral intervention design
  3. The study sites are Ki-Mombasa and Kabalagala Kataba slums in Kampala, Uganda

Expected Outcomes 

  1. The study will generate evidence on the COVID 19 pandemic among communities living in Ugandan slums.
  2. Study findings will inform responsive policy and guidelines to improve their health and wellbeing.
  3. Evidence from the study will inform the design of tailored and robust community-led interventions for health and wellbeing.
  4. The study team will support community members and other key stakeholders implement these interventions in a sustainable manner
  5. Creation of lasting, impactful and solution-oriented partnerships between academia and research institutions like Makerere and Gulu Universities with other key stakeholders working with and in Uganda’s informal settlements.
     

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CONTACT US

Makerere University
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
P.O Box 7062 Kampala
Email: pr@chuss.mak.ac.ug
Website: https://chuss.mak.ac.ug

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