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CARE An international survey for assessing COVID-19’s impact on fear and health

This is a collaborative project of researchers from 30 countries with the common goal of better preparation of a pandemic


We need your contribution to the greater good!

HK$1 for each completed questionnaire will be donated to the Red Cross in your region


Research Output


Lok KYW, Fong DYT*, Wong JYH, Ho M, Choi EPH, Pandian V, Davidson PM, Duan W, Tarrant, M, Lee JJ, Lin CC, CARE Group. An International Survey for Assessing COVID-19’s Impact on Fear and Health: Study Protocol. BMJ Open 11(5):e048720. (pdf)


Daniel YT Fong and the CARE Group. COVID-19’s Impact on Fear and Health in the Global Community.  10th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum cum 3rd Sigma Asia Region Conference. Dec 7-8, 2021.


Research Team

The CARE project would not be made possible without the great contributions of the following dedicated team of researchers. They came from a broad range of expertise, including epidemiology, maternal health, medical statistics, nursing, public health, psychology, and social work.

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr Daniel YT Fong, Dr Janet YH Wong, Dr Edmond PH Choi, Dr Mandy Ho, Dr Kris Lok, Prof Chia-Chin Lin, Dr Jay Lee

University of British Columbia, Canada

Prof Marie Tarrant

East China University of Science and Technology, Mainland China 

Prof Wenjie Duan

Centro Escolar University, Philippines

Dr Josephine De Leon, Dr Elvira Urgel, Dr Ceryl G. Sagun, Prof Anjanette S. De Leon

Wijaya Husada Health Institute, Indonesia

Dr Devi Irawan

Nam Dinh University of Nursing, Vietnam

Asst Prof Tung Thanh Le, Dr Chinh Thi Minh Nguyen, D Huong Thi Thanh Nguyen, Dr Khanh Thi Nguyen, Dr Hanh Thi Hong Tran, Dr Son Truong Nguyen

JSS Medical College, India - South

Dr Anil S Bilimale

Johns Hopkins University, United States

Prof Patricia Davidson, Dr Vinciya Pandian, Ms Bunmi Ogungbe

ECOVE, India

Dr Ashish Krishna

Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Dr Hiba Deek

College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia

Dr Khalid M Alabdulwahhab, Dr Mohammad Shakil Ahmad, Dr Meshari A. Alzahrani, Dr Riyaz Ahmed 

International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Mohd. Said Nurumal, Dr Muhammad Kamil Che Hasan 

Wrexham Maelor Hospital, United Kingdom

Dr Nikhil Gauri Shankar

Alzaeim Alazhari University, Sudan

Dr Nagala Abdelrahim Mohamed Ahmed


Mr Faruk Adamu Dantsoho​, Maryam Abacha American University Niger, Nigeria

Mr Israel Opeyemi Fawole​, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Oyo State, Nigeria

Mr Akingbade Oluwadamilare​, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Institute of Nursing Research, Nigeria

Ms Oluwadamilola​ Agnes Fadodun, University of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

Western Sydney University, Australia

Dr Cannas Kwok

Cairo University and Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Dr Naglaa Youssef, Dr Mohamed  Alboraie 

Ministry of Health, The Gambia

Mr Omar Mbakeh 

University of Rwanda, Rwanda

Mr Samuel Byiringiro, Dr Madeleine Mukeshimana, Dr Emmanuel Uwiringiyimana

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso​, Chile

Prof Edgardo Patricio Toro Quezada, Dr Daniela Giambruno

Benghazi University, Libya

Dr Iman Elmahdi Mohamed

National Commission for Medical Arbitration, Mexico

Dr Eduardo Ensald-Carrasco, Dr Miguel Ángel Lezana-Fernández, Dr Fernando Meneses-González


Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Department of Statistics, Chulalongkorn Business School

Dr Sawitree Boonpatcharanon, Dr. Tita Vanichbuncha,  Dr. Busayasachee Puang-ngern  

fondazione GIMEMA, Italy

Dr Fabio Efficace

University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Dr Naimah Ebrahim Khan

State University of Londrina, Brazil

Dr Leandro Cruz Mantoani

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Dr Pilar Escotorin

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr Shawn Yong-Shian Goh

Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau

Dr Angela Poon

Diálogos, Guatemala

Mr Walter Corzo, Mr Oscar Chavez Valdez, Dr Evelyn Balsells


Support Us

This project has been conducted out of goodwill from a group of international researchers. We need your generous support by

  1. Joining the CARE project as collaborators and be involved in research publications;

  2. Sending donations in support of the project (please email Daniel Fong at and/or

  3. Sharing the survey in your social network


Data Confidentiality

All data are anonymously collected. This research study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the HKU/HKWC (ref no: UW 20-272)



We like to take the opportunity to thank people who have provided great support to this CARE project in various aspects.

Miss Bobo Chan, Miss Ningjing Chen, Ms Chanchan Wu, Miss Heidi Fan, Mr Jayson Yu, Miss Sujin Nam

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