American Univesity of Beirut

 Changing vulnerabilities and COVID-19 adherence: Older refugees in Lebanon



This project focuses on tracking adherence to COVID-19 preventive/control measures among older Syrian refugees in Lebanon in response to underlying and emergent barriers, enablers, and vulnerabilities that operate at multiple levels. The project aims at assessing how barriers, enablers, and underlying vulnerabilities measured at individual, community, and structural levels are associated with adherence to COVID-19 preventive/control measures (hand-washing, social distancing, and seeking healthcare upon appearance of symptoms). Examining how adherence to COVID-19 preventive/control measures vary over time in response to change in underlying and emergent vulnerabilities. It also aims at utilizing rigorous, comprehensive, and real-time data to inform humanitarian programming in response to COVID-19 in the short- and medium-term and to enhance preparedness to respond to future crises.



  • Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim (PI) , FHS, AUB
  • Dr. Hala Ghattas (co-PI), CRPH, AUB
  • Dr. Stephen McCall (co-PI), CRPH, AUB​​​​

Rese​​arch Team



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