This report distills key insights from PERC’s third survey conducted in February 2021. The survey asked people in 19 African Union (AU) Member States about their perceptions of public health and social measures (PHSMs), vaccines, access to health care, food and income while living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Findings from this survey are compared to those from an identical survey implemented in August 2020, alongside the changing epidemiological, political and social contexts, to help identify key findings, policy actions and tools that can be used to strengthen both outbreak response and preparedness.

This is a Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (PERC) publication originally published on Prevent Epidemics.

PERC is a public-private partnership that supports evidence-based measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on AU Member States. PERC collects social, economic, epidemiological, population movement and security data from Member States to help determine the acceptability, impact and effectiveness of public health and social measures for COVID-19.