November 24, 2020

Daily Activities and Going Out

ArticleWeb Resource

This page offers advice on going out of the home during the time of COVID-19.

The following guidelines are offered:

– In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
– If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.
– Keep these items on hand when venturing out: a face mask, tissues, and a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if possible.

COVID-19: Five Ways to Avoid Catching the Virus Indoors

ArticlePrint

This article discusses five ways in which an individual or workplace can ensure that there is proper ventilation in order to lessen the chances of people becoming infected with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing Communications Toolkit

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The COVID-19 Testing Communications Toolkit is a free, public resource for anyone looking to communicate the importance of COVID-19 testing to communities. It is designed for use in the US, but can be used for communities in other parts of the world as well.

The toolkit includes evidence-based tutorials, handouts, and image library to help in translating public health goals into motivating, clear messages that educate the public about why, when, and where to get tested, even if they feel healthy.

COVID-19 and Breastfeeding Mothers

InfographicsSBC Materials

This tweet from Jhpiego quotes the World Health Organization’s recommendations for pregnant women and breastfeeding women during the time of COVID-19.

The recommendations include receiving routine care, breastfeeding counseling, and practicing good hygiene routines.

Infographics on COVID-19 and Immunization

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These infographics from the World Health Organization address the importance of continuing to obtain regular immunizations during the time of COVID-19. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.

Infographics on COVID-19 and Mental Health

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These infographics from the World Health Organization address issues of mental health during the time of COVID-19. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.

Infographics on Addressing COVID-19 Social Stigma and Discrimination

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These infographics from the World Health Organization address issues of social stigma and discrimination around COVID-19. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.

Infographics on COVID-19 and Public Transport

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These infographics from the World Health Organization instruct the public about safe practices when using public transport during the time of COVID-19. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.

Infographics on COVID-19 and Ramadan

InfographicsSBC Materials

These infographics from the World Health Organization instruct the public about safe practices during the time of COVID-19 when observing Ramadan. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.

Infographics on Re-opening of Workplaces

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These infographics from the World Health Organization instruct the public about precautions to take when re-entering workplaces. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.

Infographics on Mask Use

InfographicsSBC Materials

These infographics from the World Health Organization instruct the public about mask-wearing to protect oneself and others against COVID-19 . Some of the infographics show not only how to wear the mask, but also how not to wear it. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.

November 16, 2020

The Story of COVID-19

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This animation—produced in collaboration with Yoni Goodman—uses the “visible germ” to help people immediately grasp how easily the coronavirus is transmitted.

The film uses simple and visual ways to teach prevention practices that can help people protect themselves and others and make their communities safer.

Readability of Online COVID-19 Health Information: A Comparison between Four English Speaking Countries

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The general public is faced with a plethora of misinformation regarding COVID-19 and the readability of online information has an impact on their understanding of the disease.

The accessibility of online healthcare information relating to COVID-19 is unknown. The authors ought to evaluate the readability of online information relating to COVID-19 in four English speaking regions: Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, and compare readability of website source provenance and regional origin.

Seoul Declaration on Media and Information Literacy for Everyone and by Everyone

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On the 10th anniversary of Global Media and Information Literacy Week, stakeholders from all over the world gave a resounding affirmation as to the urgency to strengthen people’s media and information literacy competencies.

The outcomes of the deliberations in the Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum have been immortalized in the Seoul Declaration on Media and Information Literacy for Everyone and by Everyone: A Defence against Disinfodemics. This Seoul Declaration benefited from a consultation with close to one thousand registered participants.

Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

PrintTechnical Briefs

Experimental and epidemiological data support community masking to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

The prevention benefit of masking is derived from the combination of source control and personal protection for the mask wearer. The relationship between source control and personal protection is likely complementary and possibly synergistic, so that individual benefit increases with increasing community mask use.

Breaking Down COVID-19: The COVID-19 Living Textbook

Guidance DocumentWeb Resource

The COVID-19 Living Textbook is prepared by 55 experts (medical doctors, social scientists, and medical students, who are experts in their field and many of them have been working on the frontline of the COVID-19 response).

November 11, 2020

Conseils sur le Changement Social et de Comportement Pour la Nutrition Pendant le COVID-19

Technical Briefs

Ce petit guide comprend des considérations, des messages et des ressources importants pour aider les programmes nationaux à adapter la programmation SBC autour de la nutrition en réponse aux défis présentés par COVID-19.

Guía Para el Cambio Social y de Conducta en la Alimentación Durante la Pandemia de COVID-19

Technical Briefs

Esta breve guía incluye importantes consideraciones, mensajes y recursos para apoyar a los programas de país en la adaptación de la programación de la CSC sobre la nutrición en respuesta a los desafíos presentados por COVID-19.

Gestion des Mythes et des Idées Fausses Concernant la Nutrition Pendant le COVID-19

Technical Briefs

Ce petit guide traite des stratégies de changement social et de comportement (SBC) pour combattre la désinformation et appuyer les programmes de lutte contre la désinformation liée à COVID-19 qui affecte la nutrition.

Cómo Manejar los Mitos y Conceptos Erróneos Sobre Alimentación Durante la Pandemia de COVID-19

Technical Briefs

Esta breve guía describe las estrategias de cambio social y de comportamiento (CSC) para luchar contra la desinformación y apoyar los programas de respuesta desinformación relacionada con COVID-19 que afecta a la nutrición.

November 9, 2020

COVID-19 Instagram Posts: Si Toca Salir, Toca Cuidarse – Going to do Errands

SBC Materials

The Breakthrough ACTION Guatemala COVID-19 Prevention Campaign developed a set of four Instagram Stories to raise awareness that COVID-19 threat continues in Guatemala.

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