Mogadishu (SD) – The National Statistics Agency (NSA) has today president a study in Mogadishu on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the people of Benadir Region.
The study, conducted in 12 out of 17 districts in Benadir region, focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, education, health and mental health of the community.
The study, conducted by Somali scholars, was described by Abdirizak Abdullahi Kariye of the National Statistics Institute, who conducted the research.
“This information has been collected from two sources, one from families in Benadir region and the other from Benadir region hospitals. We focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s economy, health, education and social psychology.” Said Abdirizak Kariye.
Mohamed Barre, an economic advisor in the office of the Prime Minister, and Adan Guled Shabeel, Vice Chancellor of the National University says that this research is of great value to the community, and will provide government agencies with a reference point in addressing the impact of the virus on society.
Director of the National Statistics Agency Sharmarke Farah Mohamud said the work was done by Somali scholars.
“We have produced data for government agencies to use for interventions. This study was conducted at 648 households in Benadir Region, and this data reflects the actual effects of COVID-19 and we will continue to research on COVID-19.”
Officials from various government agencies, universities, hospitals and other sectors of the society were in attendance at the presentation of the research.
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