Tamil

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

    Making of No-Cost Face Masks at Home to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus

    A 3-minute video has been uploaded on YouTube entitled “Making of No-Cost Face Masks at Home to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus”. It has been uploaded separately in 12 other major Indian languages thus enabling the free face mask message to be understood throughout rural and urban India, and have been designed specifically for poor and lower middle class households, including its illiterate members.

    These short videos demonstrate how these vulnerable families can easily make no-cost face masks/coverings at home, use them hygienically and observe related precautions. They can be used by all those working in government agencies, and NGOs in health, community and adult education/school programmes and any awareness-raising activities related to Covid-19.

    The list of the video in 12 major Indian languages is below.

    • John Kurrien (Contact Person)
    • johnkurrien@gmail.com

    How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

    During the ‘unlock phase’, it is important to wear a mask when outdoors. This infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change-India visually explains the importance of wearing a mask and how it can reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection/transmission. These infographics are available in English and other Indian languages.

    Source: How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

    • Angshuman Kashyap
    • akashyap@ccci.org.in
    • Risk English

    Nalamdana’s Tips for COVID-19 Prevention – Part 3

    Physical distancing, masks and hand washing are here to stay. Since the emergence of COVID-19, the need for clear communication of dos and don’ts for audiences who live and work in low resource and crowded contexts has become more important than ever.

    Nalamdana’s short films developed in an entertainment education format use humor and plain language to share key tips with low literacy audiences on preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Preemptively addressing barriers and dispelling common myths where possible, the videos are intended for sharing on digital and social media. Also under development are audio scripts to mirror the films. These are intended for community radio broadcast and sharing through social media.

    This one talks about when things start to open up and people venture out again…

    Source: Nalamdana’s Tips for COVID-19 Prevention – Part 3

      Do’s and don’ts of wearing a face mask correctly

      SMS (Soap/sanitizer, Mask, Social distance) is the need of the hour. This infographic designed for the general audience visually explains the do’s and don’ts of wearing a mask correctly. The infographic is available in English and other Indian languages.

      Source: Do’s and don’ts of wearing a face mask correctly

      • Angshuman Kashyap
      • akashyap@ccci.org.in
      • English

      Nalamdana’s Tips for COVID-19 Prevention – Part 2

      Physical distancing, masks and hand washing are here to stay. Since the emergence of COVID-19, the need for clear communication of dos and don’ts for audiences who live and work in low resource and crowded contexts has become more important than ever.

      Nalamdana’s short films (under 3 mins) developed in an entertainment education format use humor and plain language to share key tips with low literacy audiences on preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Preemptively addressing barriers and dispelling common myths where possible, the videos are intended for sharing on digital and social media. Also under development are audio scripts to mirror the films. These are intended for community radio broadcast and sharing through social media.

      Source: Nalamdana’s Tips for COVID-19 Prevention – Part 2

        Nalamdana’s Tips for COVID-19 Prevention – Part 1

        Physical distancing, masks and hand washing are here to stay. Since the emergence of COVID-19, the need for clear communication of dos and don’ts for audiences who live and work in low resource and crowded contexts has become more important than ever.

        Nalamdana’s short films (under 3 mins) developed in an entertainment education format use humor and plain language to share key tips with low literacy audiences on preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Preemptively addressing barriers and dispelling common myths where possible, the videos are intended for sharing on digital and social media. Also under development are audio scripts to mirror the films. These are intended for community radio broadcast and sharing through social media.

        Source: Nalamdana’s Tips for COVID-19 Prevention – Part 1

          My Hero is You, How Kids can Fight COVID-19!

          This is a new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.

          With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

          The book – aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old – is a project of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, a unique collaboration of United Nations agencies, national and international nongovernmental organizations and international agencies providing mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings.

          During the early stages of the project, more than 1700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world shared how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The input was invaluable to script writer and illustrator Helen Patuck and the project team in making sure that the story and its messages resonated with children from different backgrounds and continents.

          In order to reach as many children as possible, the book has been widely translated into more than 30 languages. It is being released as both an online product and audio book. All languages are available in PDF form at the link below.

          Source: My Hero is You, How Kids can Fight COVID-19!

          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