Project Details

COVID-19 Appropriate Behavioral - A Nationwide cross-sectional study


DURATION: 1 years



PROJECT LOCATION:Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Delhi

PROJECT LEAD:  Debolina Kundu

India has employed various Behavioral and Risk Communication strategies to improve the COVID-19 appropriate knowledge, attitude, behaviours to reduce the risk of transmission and delaying the spread of infection to the susceptible/high-risk population, in turn reducing the disease burden and mortality due to COVID-19. There is a need to assess the impact of these interventions in the community since containing a pandemic not only involves public health response but also requires inter-sectoral coordination and community participation. NIUA in collaboration with UNICEF has undertaken a field-based study to: • Assess the extent of awareness/knowledge and behaviour appropriate for COVID19 and their practice among the general population- both among the households and people in public places; • Find out reasons behind complacency regarding COVID19 appropriate behaviour across households in different types of settlements; • Apprise the perception towards COVID19 vaccination drive and individual attitude towards vaccine inoculation of self and other household members.

Debolina Kundu Director (Additional Charge)

Krishna Surjyadas Research Associate

Pragya Sharma Project Manager