Launch of a Decision-Making Dashboard for the COVID-19 response in Africa
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governments have had to adapt their strategies to balance complex political, social, economic and health considerations.
To support decision-makers, the Partnership for Evidence- Based Response to COVID-19 (PERC Coalition) has developed a decision-making framework and accompanying dashboard to support the use of data to help guide national-level COVID-19 response strategies.
With an emphasis on Africa, the framework draws on country experiences in managing the COVID-19 response, and highlights both elements of effective responses and common challenges. The dashboard and framework are living documents that will be improved and adapted in response to real-time learning and feedback.
Since it launched in March, the PERC Coalition has collected social, economic, epidemiological, population movement and security data from African Union Member States to help determine the acceptability, impact and effectiveness of public health and social measures for COVID-19.