Front. Med., 03 June 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2022.857890

Social Engagement in the Fight Against COVID-19 in the Urban and Peri-Urban Areas of Cotonou (Benin, Sub-saharan Africa): Acceptability of the Vaccination and Tracking Program

Alessia Maccaro1*Davide Piaggio1Iyabosola Busola Oronti1Marius Vignigbé2Antoinette Gbokli2Roch Houngnihin2 and Leandro Pecchia1,3
  • 1Applied Biomedical Signal Processing and Intelligent e-Health Lab, School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • 2Laboratoire d'Antropologie Médicale Appliqué, University of Abomey Calavi, Cotonou, Benin
  • 3School of Engineering, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Via Álvaro del Portillo, Roma, Italy

Introduction: This article aims at investigating social engagement in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in low-resource settings (LRSs). In particular, it focuses on Benin (Sub-Saharan Africa), and reports the results of a field study that investigated the local people's acceptance of the vaccine and the tracking program.