IDM data collected in South Africa in 2019 can inform COVID-19 responses. The South Africa Country Study included a national sample of 8,652 individuals.
Proper hygiene, physical distancing and the lockdown are key policy measures the Government of South Africa is promoting to contain the spread of the virus. However, there are challenges to implementing these measures — and data from the IDM provides some insights into these challenges — so we recommend some responses.
Below are two resources that outline immediate challenges and responses, a three-page briefing paper and a one-page infographic.
Poverty & Vulnerability to COVID-19 in South Africa Infographic