Timely data and insights into people’s changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors can ensure that the response to COVID-19 is tailored and adapted to the needs of the population. This course introduces a data collection tool that can help countries or regions capture and use this type of data in their response to the pandemic.
Please note: These materials were launched on 14/10/2021.
This course is also available in following languages:
Overview: The pandemic continues to highlight a pressing need to use social and behavioural data alongside biomedical data to mount an effective response to COVID-19. Given the challenges in capturing up-to-date social and behavioural data, WHO has developed the ‘Social and behavioural insights COVID-19 data collection tool for Africa’ (SBI Tool). Adaptable to the context in which it is applied, this tool can be used by WHO Country Offices, NGOs, universities or other groups interested in capturing quantitative and qualitative social and behavioural data.
This course is for anyone looking to use the SBI Tool to better inform their response to COVID-19. The course explains how to use the tool and provides tips and tricks to ensure implementation is successful and impactful.
The SBI Tool is available at:
The ‘Case study: Pilot implementation in Nigeria and Zambia’ is available at:
Course duration: This course will take approximately 3 hours to complete.
Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation certificate is also available for participants who complete at least 85% of the course material.