The study principally investigates whether the socio-cultural practices of South Sudanese influence their responses to COVID-19 measures that the Government of South Sudan has adopted to stop the spread of the virus. Its findings record the ways in which they do.

The researchers, who carried out the study, collected qualitative and quantitative data from South Sudanese from diverse backgrounds using a variety of instruments, in particular a key informant schedule, observations checklist and a structured questionnaire. Mainly due to difficulties posed by the virus, the fieldwork was limited to locations in the national capital, Juba. Nonetheless, the study findings have relevance for the whole country.