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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our project is keen to make a contribution towards mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in slums.

Covid 19 information in a slums setting

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our project is keen to make a contribution towards mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in slums. Please see our COVID-19 Resources page that contains potentially relevant information about tackling COVID-19 in a slum setting.

We aim to continually update and expand this resource and welcome any thoughts to improve it and suggestions of evidence/information/tools that could be included. Please send your comment or suggestions to


Data sets

To discuss accessing any of our data sets, please contact s dot i dot watson at bham dot ac dot uk at the University of Birmingham.

Remote Consulting for Healthcare

Remote Consulting involves clinical communication between someone with a health need and a healthcare worker using some form of digital communication such as a mobile phone or tablet. Remote Consulting has potential to improve access to quality healthcare, particularly for communities with minimal access to health services in low- and middle-income counties. Our collaborating partners are working together to develop training to support its delivery during and beyond COVID-19. Read more about our work here.

Policy Briefs

Our results help us understand existing models of health service and helps us to identify interventions that can ensure access to quality and affordable healthcare for all residents of slum areas.

The APHRC developed a briefing paper for use in a dissemination webinar that can be read here

COVID-19 Mini policy briefs

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our partners have been in contact with stakeholders to understand the needs and respond to the needs of communities. Partners have developed policy briefs to share with local task forces and authorities, which could influence local policy in the management of COVID-19.

Newsletter and mini policy briefs:


COVID-19 and community healthcare newsletter

Independent University, Bangladesh

mini policy brief

The Aga Khan University

mini policy brief and COVID-19: special interventions needed in informal settlements newsletter

Mini Policy Briefs


Articles from our partners in Nigeria at the University of Ibadan focusing on Healthcare availability and utilisation in Nigeria’s urban slums can be fund here:

Nigerian Tribune Newspaper

Vanguard Newspaper

Business Day Newspaper

National Insight

Oyo Insight

Below are details of media coverage concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and it's impact on slum communities from University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Press Releases:

The Punch

The Guardian

Business Day Newspaper

The Independent Newspaper

The Sun Newspaper

News Agency of Nigeria

New Nigerian Newspaper

Oyo Insight

Opinion Editorial:

This Day

Business Day Newspaper

Daily Independent Newspaper

Voice of Nigeria

Oyo Insight News