Religious Leaders Play Key Role in Battle against COVID-19

Religious leaders throughout Bangladesh – including in the Rohingya refugee camps – have agreed to play a key role in the battle against the COVID-19 virus.

Mosque megaphones are traditionally used by imams to call the faithful to prayer. But they now serve an extra purpose: to disseminate key public health messages.

Imams play an important role in Bangladesh because they hold the trust of millions of worshipers in what is a predominantly Muslim country. UNICEF and the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh (IFB) – a government organization that works under the Ministry of Religious Affairs – have worked together for the wellbeing of women and children since 2017.

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    Social Media Cards for Holy Week

    These social media cards include messages on how to celebrate the Holy Week at home while still practicing physical distancing. It also provided tips on how to make DIY Palm Leaves for Palm Sunday. These social media cards were shared through the Facebook Page of the Department of Health.

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      Social Media Cards for Ramadan

      These social media cards include messages on how to celebrate the Ramadan at home while still practicing physical distancing. These social media cards were shared through the Facebook Page of the Department of Health.

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        Practical Considerations and Recommendations for Religious Leaders and Faith-based Communities in the Context of COVID-19

        This document and risk assessment tool  provides practical guidance and recommendations to support the special role of religious leaders, faith-based organizations, and faith communities in COVID-19 education, preparedness, and response.

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