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Exploring the status of COVID-19 pandemic in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: A rapid assessment

Status Completed
Project duration July 2020 – August 2020
Funding source Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Mechanism Grant
Category of project Research

Brief description

In response to the growing global pandemic, MERQ conducted a study on the status of COVID-19 in  Addis Ababa.


The study was conducted to explore the status of the pandemic (; examine the trends in morbidity and mortality and identify whether there is evidence of excess deaths that could be attributed to COVID-19, which have not been captured by the existing surveillance system; and explore the possible explanations for the pandemic’s current course of progression in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Scope: Sub-national
Report: Status of Covid-19 Pandemic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Rapid Assessment Report

Draft manuscript;

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