Study design

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued recommendations for collecting data during pandemic emergencies. These recommendations are intended to help gather information on the spread of the disease, its impact, and the effectiveness of interventions.

WHO, in collaboration with technical partners, has developed several standardized epidemiological survey protocols known as UNITY studies. These studies aim to support national public health and social policy interventions, promote international comparability of research, and fill knowledge gaps related to the COVID-19 pandemic. An overview can be found here.

Recommendations for study designs can be found on the following topics:
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