The Truck: A COVID-19 prevention campaign on wheels

The Truck is a multi-media messenger on wheels traveling South Africa and broadcasting local stories about how COVID-19 has affected people’s lives. Accompanied by trained community engagement teams, the joint effort is a vital communication intervention creating awareness about COVID-19 prevention methods while combatting misinformation and myths about the virus.

Source: The Truck: A COVID-19 prevention campaign on wheels

    Trends in handwashing behaviours for COVID-19 prevention: Longitudinal evidence from online surveys in 10 sub-Saharan African countries

    Handwashing is essential for respiratory virus prevention, but uptake of handwashing in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic remains under-explored. This study examines trends in and determinants of handwashing practices for COVID-19 prevention in 10 countries in West, East, and Southern Africa. Data are derived from an online global Facebook survey assessing COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices, fielded in July (Round 1) and November 2020 (Round 2).

    Source: Trends in handwashing behaviours for COVID-19 prevention: Longitudinal evidence from online surveys in 10 sub-Saharan African countries

      COVID-19: How to respond to vaccine hesitancy

      Initially hindered by low and inconsistent supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, the South African government is now in a somewhat better position to actively campaign and increase vaccine demand, despite being caught in the midst of a viral ‘infodemic’. This article unpacks what can be done to boost demand for the jab.

      Source: COVID-19: How to respond to vaccine hesitancy

        COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Shop Safely in the Marketplace

        The arrival of the Coronavirus changed many parts of community life. Your market may even have closed. As a market vendor, you need to stay healthy so the market can remain open so you can sell your goods and your community can access food and products. By following the actions in this video, you can help the market stay open and be an example to your customers on how to stay safe during this pandemic.

        Sources:

        • Scientific Animations Without Borders
        • contact@sawbo-animations.org

        COVID-19 Pandemic: Marketplace – Market Leader

        As a market leader, you have an important role during the Coronavirus pandemic. This animation outlines safe practices to limit Coronavirus exposure in your market. By following the actions in this video, you can help your market stay open and keep you and your community safe during this pandemic.

        Source: COVID-19 Pandemic: Marketplace – Market Leader

        • Scientific Animations Without Borders
        • contact@sawbo-animations.org

        Toolkit for Understanding Lockdown

        This toolkit, available in 10 languages, was developed in collaboration with the Department of Health to inform the public about the regulations for lockdown in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

        Source: Toolkit for Understanding Lockdown

          COVID-19 Guide for Community Health Workers

          Community health workers (CHWs) serve as a very important direct link between patients, communities and health services. As trusted on-the-ground support to community members, they therefore expand access to essential healthcare information as well as available treatment and prevention programmes.

          This course book provides appropriate, cost-effective, and sustainable targeted learning for the large numbers of emerging community health workers in South Africa.

          This online book includes these chapters:

          1. Introduction to COVID-19
          2. Diagnosing and managing COVID-19
          3. How to prevent the spread of COVID-19
          4. Protecting yourself from COVID-19

          ​​​​​​These chapters have been successfully used as part of the Skills to Care learning programme for the Lukhanji Municipality and Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, funded by the Small Projects Foundation.

          Source: COVID-19 Guide for Community Health Workers