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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Filipinos in Relation to COVID-19

UNICEF COVID KAP Survey Policy Brief - 4 MB

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As the Philippines gradually loosens COVID-19-related1 restrictions to daily life, there is a need to understand Filipinos’ perception of the disease and knowledge of and compliance with prevention control measures. To ensure that the public remains aware and vigilant of the risks of COVID and the appropriate practices to mitigate its spread, the Department of Health’s Health Promotion Bureau (DOH-HPB) is developing a Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) plan that aims to promote public understanding of the situation, cooperation of the public, and the practice of preventive actions. It also aims to prevent the spread of rumors and misinformation that stigmatize those who have been infected with COVID. To properly inform the development of the plan, the DOH-HPB and UNICEF engaged IDinsight to conduct a survey on COVID-19 focusing on six thematic areas: