POPULATION CONNECTIVITY ACROSS BORDER (POPCAB) ACTIVITY AT LWAKHAKHA POINT OF ENTRY
The activity was carried out in four days between 1st and 4th November 2022. The Kenya FELTP delegation was led by Field Coordinator Fredrick Odhiambo accompanied by Oscar Gaunya, Ednah Salat, Freshia Waithaka, and Serah Nkocho who are residents in the Advanced level training. The overall goal of the activity was to characterize population movement patterns and describe the degree of population connectivity within and across Lwakhakha borders to inform infectious disease detection (EVD) preparedness and response planning and resource allocation.
The qualitative methods used were key informant interviews (KIIs), focus group discussions (FGDs), and site-specific questionnaires to understand movement patterns and specific motivations that may spur travel. Geospatial methods incorporated population data, open-source remote sensing data, geocoded disease data, and points data of key interest, such as healthcare facilities that may drive mobility.