Case Study 2: Building trust with transparency

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Case Study 2: Building trust with transparency” – below is their description.

Students in Leuven, Belgium make up half the city’s 100,000 population,  with the majority living in close quarters which hampered their ability to exercise recommended COVID-19 social distancing protocols. This case study explore how the University created a student lead testing and tracing centre which leveraged the WHO’s key principles for community engagement to build trust and improve the uptake of contact tracing and testing protocols.

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