Report: UMN Collaboration in Kenya Shifts to Support COVID-19 Response on Remote Island
December 21, 2022

Among the many disruptions generated by COVID-19 for rural communities around the world, community-based research reliant on international collaboration and face-to-face interactions has been greatly tested.

In a recent report in the Journal of Global Health Reports, titled "Pivoting during the pandemic: adapting research priorities to address community engagement with COVID-19 in Western Kenya," researchers from the Humphrey School and other University of Minnesota departments provide an example of how community-based research collaborations can use embedded networks to adapt their responses to unexpected public health threats. 

David Wilsey, director of the Master of Development Practice (MDP) program, contributed to the report along with MDP students who participated in the collaboration