Various analyses have been produced, including a focus on understanding movements out of Greater Accra and Ashanti over the last few days. Outputs have been shared with GHS to inform their approach to planning interventions.
Aggregated and anonymised mobile phone data can support interventions against COVID-19 by radically improving the government of Ghana’s understanding of population movements and the effect of mobility interventions at both national and local levels. The data can be produced in a timely manner through methods which fully preserve the privacy of all mobile subscribers.
As of 02 April 2020, there were 204 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana. Authorities have imposed lockdown on the Greater Accra and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Areas. All individuals have been advised to stay at home and limit their movements as much as possible, while Ghana’s borders have been closed since Sunday 22 March.
Alongside this analysis, the GSS has developed a COVID-19 monitoring dashboard which will show data on the number of confirmed cases, the towns affected and the regions of the country with the most vulnerable people. The intuitive interface allows users to interact with the data and tailor it to better understand the picture in specific areas. The dashboard was developed by the GSS with support from the ESRI, Fraym and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD). The data provided in this dashboard will support the country’s interventions by providing disaggregated information to the public. To view this dashboard on a smartphone, visit https://arcg.is/191zLT00 or on a computer, click: https://arcg.is/1bj4H4
The analysis produced by GSS, Flowminder and Vodafone Ghana can be found here.