Principal Investigator: Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim (American University of Beirut (AUB))
Co-PIs: Dr. Hala Ghattas and Dr. Stephen McCall
This research focuses on tracking adherence to COVID-19 preventive/control measures among older Syrian refugees in Lebanon in response to underlying and emergent barriers, enablers, and vulnerabilities. This snapshot focuses on the issue of vaccine uptake and vaccine acceptance.
Findings on food insecurity, drawn from a wider study which tracked adherence to COVID-19 preventive/ control measures among older refugees in response to underlying and emergent barriers enablers and vulnerabilities.
Zeinab Ramadan is the Accountability to affected population Manager at NRC Lebanon
Hala Ghattas is a Co-PI and an Associate Research Professor & Interim Director at the Center for Research on Population and Health, and Faculty of Health Sciences.
Stephen McCall is a Co-PI and an Assistant Professor of Public Health Practice at the Center for Research on Population and Health, and Faculty of Health Sciences.
Sawsan Abdulrahim is PI and an associate professor at the Department of Health promotion, Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Stephanie Bassil is the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at NRC Lebanon
The following research outputs will be produced:
These will yield the following outcomes:
Using the results from the first wave of data collection, the study found that misinformation about COVID-19 was prevalent in the community. The following videos were produced to tackle specific areas of misinformation and have been disseminated through the UNHCR communication trees and to all NRC beneficiaries in Lebanon.
In this blog, the study team describe how the team, working through a successful partnership, conducted responsive high quality research during the rapidly emerging COVID-19 pandemic in communities affected by protracted displacement.View
Reacting to changing needs, the study partners received an extension to collect concrete data in January 2022 to assess who has actually taken the vaccine. This data will help understand whether perceptions about vaccines impacted on vaccine uptake.
NRC and AUB win first place for their poster at the prestigious Social Medicine and Population Health conference. Their poster on "COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in older Syrian refugees in Lebanon: findings from a longitudinal survey" beat out over 100 other posters - a great achievement!View
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