June 3, 2020

Basic Psychosocial Skills: A Guide for COVID-19 Responders

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This Guide aims to help orient people supporting the COVID-19 response to integrate psychosocial support skills into their daily work, thereby making a difference to the well-being of people they come into contact with during the pandemic.

Symptoms of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)


This infographic provides information on COVID-19 symptoms and is intended for general and low literacy audience and is available for download in English and Hindi.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures

InfographicsSBC Materials

As we get used to the ‘new normal’, following preventive measures is still our best defence against the invisible COVID-19. This infographic designed for low literacy audience visually reinforces the most critical steps that can help reduce the chances of infection and transmission.

June 1, 2020

COVID-19 Guide for Community Health Workers

Training/EducationWeb Resource

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

Considerations for School-related Public Health Measures in the Context of COVID-19

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The World Health Organization has developed a series of annexes to help guide countries through adjusting various public health measures in different contexts. This annex provides considerations for decision-makers and educators on how or when to reopen or close schools in the context of COVID-19.

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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This interim guidance is intended for administrators of public and private child care programs and K-12 schools. Administrators are individuals who oversee the daily operations of child care programs and K-12 schools, and may include positions like child care program directors, school district superintendents, principals, and assistant principals.

CoronaCombat: Leveraging Games for COVID-19 Awareness

Digital ToolSBC Materials

CoronaCombat is a free video game that raises awareness and provides accurate information on the new coronavirus and related COVID-19 disease.

Stop COVID-19 Infographics

InfographicsSBC Materials

The Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN) has produced #stopcovid19 Infographics in over 80 local languages (esp from Africa) to ensure that people have the right health information about preventing #covid19

Animated Video on COVID-19 Protection at Work

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This video was created to encourage co-workers to talk to one another about adhering to COVID-19 precautions. JHU CCP Pakistan is facilitating the Labor Standards Programme of GIZ Pakistan in its behavior change efforts focused on industrial workers, particularly those working in the textile sector.

Tostan Brochures on COVID-19

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Tostan is an organization in Senegal which empowers communities to develop and achieve their vision for the future and inspires large-scale movements leading to dignity for all.The organization has produced two pamphlets about COVID-19.

May 29, 2020

Animated Video about COVID-19 and Kindness

SBC MaterialsVideo

This video uses characters from the movie “Despicable Me” who let their love and kindness show and show ways to keep themselves and their communities safe during this unprecedented time.

May 28, 2020

Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19

VideoWeb Resource

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

Playbook for Physical Distancing

PrintTechnical Briefs

Playbook for Pandemic Response, an initiative led by Final Mile, is a real time documentation of strategies and solutions impacting behavioral outcomes critical to pandemic response that can immediately be used by a variety of stakeholders.

This particular playbook addresses behavioral challenges with respect to physical (not social) distancing.

Playbook for Mask Use

PrintTechnical Briefs

Playbook for Pandemic Response, an initiative led by Final Mile, is a real time documentation of strategies and solutions impacting behavioral outcomes critical to pandemic response that can immediately be used by a variety of stakeholders. This particular playbook addresses mask usage.

Poster on DOs and DON’Ts Precautions against COVID-19 in Offices

InfographicsSBC Materials

As many of us are getting back to our offices, we continue to be careful and need to take precautions. New Concept and NCCDC have designed a simple poster on […]

Social Media COVID-19 Anti-Stigma Cards

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This social media card was created to counter stigma and discrimination towards COVID-19 patients. This was shared through the Facebook Page of the Department of Health.

Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic Insights from Johns Hopkins University Experts


This is a free, publicly available course entitled Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from Johns Hopkins University Experts. This course is set up as a series of short modules to explore the COVID-19 pandemic.

Building Trust while Influencing Online COVID-19 Content in the Social Media World

PrintReports and Studies

In this article, the authors discuss some ways in which social media has undermined effective responses to COVID-19. They consider how various groups could respond to these challenges—especially government leaders, social media companies, and healthcare providers.

Considerations for Schools

Guidance DocumentWeb Resource

This site includes all of the CDC’s recommendations for re-opening of schools and how to handle in-school situations.

People Are Going off PrEP in the COVID-19 Era Because They’re Not Having Sex


This article reviews some recent studies about this trend and how the sexually active gay and heterosexual communities are responding to COVID-19.

Framework for Reopening Schools

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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.


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