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

      COVID-19 Kenya – Clinical Guidance and Job Aid Tracker

      This resource, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID, tracks technical guidance about COVID-19 and lists useful job aids for health workers.  The tracker offers a brief description of each piece of guidance/job aid, a link to where it can be found, and the topic which it covers.

      Source: COVID-19 Kenya – Clinical Guidance and Job Aid Tracker

        COVID-19 Kenya – Knowledge Sharing Tracker

        This resource, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID, tracks reports, presentations, documents, and other tools which are being accumulated as new information about COVID-19 in Kenya is published. Several topics include: gender, PWD, informal settlement, COVID response/survey, wildlife, malnutrition, etc.

        Source: COVID-19 Kenya – Knowledge Sharing Tracker

          COVID-19 Kenya – Media Coverage Tracker

          This tracker, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID, follows media coverage of COVID-19 in Kenya, offering information about the source, topic, and author. Several key topics the tracker covers include: economics, innovation, gender-based violence, aid, response, risk factors, etc.

            COVID-19 Kenya – IEC Materials and Campaigns Tracker

            This tracker lists over 100 COVID-19 social and behavior change materials produced in Kenya and in other countries.

            The list includes posters, pamphlets, radio ads, television ads, videos, posters, memes, and other media produced to introduce various aspects of COVID-19 to the public.

            Source: COVID-19 Kenya – IEC Materials and Campaigns Tracker

              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