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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

Translators without Borders Glossary for COVID-19

Translators without Borders (TWB) is identifying key terminology that people use to talk about COVID-19 as well as commonly-used technical terms to develop a multilingual, plain-language glossary.

The glossary is designed to assist field workers and interpreters engaging with communities to raise awareness about COVID-19. It aims to improve communication between responders and affected communities by providing accurate translations of useful terminology related to the disease outbreak. In the coming weeks, we will keep adding new terms and additional languages to make this glossary far more widely relevant.

Source: Translators without Borders Glossary for COVID-19

    Infographics about COVID-19 in Many Languages

    These infographics were designed through a strategic process led by Harvard Medical Students, Harvard School of Public Health professionals and alumni as well as physicians.

    The infographics designers are now partnering with the Cincinnati Health Department to make more specific infographics.

    Source: Infographics about COVID-19 in Many Languages

      COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself and Stop the Spread of the Virus Video

      Using plain language and informative images, this short, animated video about COVID-19 is intended for non-English-speaking audiences with limited or no literacy and highlights the main symptoms of the disease, prevention tips, and steps to take if the viewer feels sick. It is available in 15 languages (Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, and Ukrainian).

      Source: COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself and Stop the Spread of the Virus Video

        Coronavirus — COVID-19 Factsheet – Hesperian Foundation

        This factsheet offers information for the public on the basics of COVID-19.

        Included is information on:

        • What is COVID-19?
        • How does it spread?
        • Who does it infect?
        • How can you prevent infection?

        The resource is available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Urdu, Bengali, Filipino, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Farsi, Hindi, Telugu, Sindhi, Portuguese, Arabic, Haitian Creole, ChiShona, Kiswahili, Lao, Malay, Malayalam, Tamil, Nande, Kinyarwand, Oromo, Amharic, and Marathi at the link below.

        Source: Coronavirus – COVID-19