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International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation Study

Understanding people’s concerns about COVID-19, their perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about public health policies, and how they impact what people are (and are not) willing to do will be important for informing policy strategy and how they are communicated, to ensure the best health and economic outcomes.

The iCARE Study will capture key data on people’s awareness, attitudes, and behaviors as they relate to the COVID-19 policies, as well as the impacts that COVID-19 is having on people’s physical and mental health, financial situation, and quality of life.

Data from approximately 250,000 people around the world will be analyzed to understand what government policies are (and are not) influencing behavior and outcomes, and in whom these policies are most or least effective. This data can be used to inform governments on the efficacy of policy measures on both people’s behavior, and on key health and quality of life outcomes.

Source: International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation Study

    COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

    This project creates and translates accessible COVID-19 information into different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. The materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing.

    All of the materials are reviewed and vetted by physicians and medical school faculty members at the Harvard hospitals. These materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. The materials are freely available for download and distribution without copyright restrictions. The project currently supports 35 languages.

    Source: COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

      WHO Advice for Home-Based Care of COVID-19

      This page includes guidance for the public on home-based care practices for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or those who have come in contact with others who have tested positive. It was originally published in March 2020 and then updated in August 2020.  This is the latest version.

      The updates include:

      • Considerations regarding the IPC requirements for the household to be suitable for caring for COVID-19 patients in the home
      • Clinical monitoring and treatment of COVID-19 patients at home
      • Waste management in the home setting in the context of COVID-19
      • An appendix on the effective implementation of home-care policies

      Source: WHO Advice for Home-Based Care of COVID-19

        GBV AoR Tools and Resources for COVID-19

        This is living document containing links to resources and guidance on integrating gender and GBV into communications and community engagement efforts. It contains guidance on topics such as gender impacts of COVID-19 and key response actions, contingency planning for COVID-19 outbreaks, and adjusting program COVID-19 affected settings.

        Source: GBV AoR Tools and Resources for COVID-19

          COVID-Ready Communication Playbook for Health Professionals

          The team at VitalTalk crowdsourced this playbook to provide some practical advice to health care professionals on how to talk to their patients about some difficult topics related to COVID-19.

          Building on their experience studying and teaching communication they’ve drawn on their networks to crowdsource the challenges and match them with advice from some of the best clinicians they know.

          Source: COVID-Ready Communication Playbook for Health Professionals

            Questions and Answers about Violence against Women and COVID-19

            This page offers health workers as well as the general public answers to questions about violence against women in the context of COVID-19.

            The questions include:

            Source: Questions and Answers about Violence against Women and COVID-19

              Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding and COVID-19

              This page offers answers to questions about breastfeeding issues and COVID-19.

              The questions include:

              Source: Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding and COVID-19

                Stop COVID-19 Infographics

                I am incredibly proud to share that we (SRHIN) have produced the #stopcovid19 Infographics in over 80 local languages (esp from Africa) to ensure that people have the right health information about preventing #covid19. The infographics can be publicly accessed at www.tinyurl.com/stopcovid.

                It is sad that some people especially in the local communities & slums in Africa still believe that COVID-19 or “Coro Coro” like it’s popularly called is a ‘foreign’ or a ‘rich’ persons disease that cannot affect them. There have been reported cases of Chloroquine abuse among young people & even some African parents were reported to give their children hand sanitiser to drink after coughing to ‘prevent’ them from having the novel coronavirus.

                Hence, it is important that evidence-based messages (from World Health Organization & other reliable sources) are tailor-made in their local languages to reach and empower them.

                With our over 80 infographics designs we can empower so many communities in Africa and beyond & give them hope that we will beat the novel coronavirus.

                Source: Stop COVID-19 Infographics

                • Miracle Ayomikun Adesina
                • miracle.adesina@srhin.org
                • HAUSA

                Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19

                Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19 is a collection of free digital guides designed to support families with limited English proficiency.  The guides feature:

                • Simplified text written in English and Spanish based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization guidelines;
                • Narrations in 20+ languages by native-language speakers, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Arabic, French Creole, Portuguese, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Polish, Japanese, Italian, German, Farsi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu;
                • Culturally responsive messages and diverse images that offer familiarity and enhance understanding of the text.

                Source: Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19

                • Michael McGuffee
                • mike.mcguffee@uniteforliteracy.com

                Framework for Reopening Schools

                These guidelines aim to inform the decision-making process regarding school reopening, support national preparations and guide the implementation process, as part of overall public health and education planning processes. It is designed to be a flexible tool that can be adapted to each context and updated as the situation changes. The guidelines outline six key priorities to assess the readiness of those schools and inform planning.

                Source: Framework for Reopening Schools