UNICEF COVID-19 SMS Messages for Community Health Workers

This resource is designed to help COVID-19 community health workers build skills and strengthen their training by receiving tailored SMS messages, including notes and references from existing global COVID-19 specific resources and tools. Resources include those developed by UNICEF and other partners in communication networks dedicated to curating essential, evidence-based messages on the current pandemic for social and behavior change communication practitioners.

Source: UNICEF Messages for COVID-19

    Child Friendly version on understanding COVID-19

    UNICEF partnered with Inklink Charitable Trust to work with children to develop a child friendly version on understanding COVID-19, ways to prevent it from spreading, assuring children not to be stressed and scared.

    Source: Child Friendly version on understanding COVID-19

      What to do if you or a loved one tests positive for COVID-19

      It’s a difficult time for everyone in India. We are sharing these tips for anyone who is COVID-19 positive or has symptoms. Please share them with those around you.

      Source: What to do if you or a loved one tests positive for COVID-19

        Frequently asked Questions on Vaccines and Breastfeeding

        These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed jointly by the IFE Core Group, UNICEF, and the COVID-19 Infant Feeding Working Group based on the most recent World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE).

        Source: Frequently asked Questions on Vaccines and Breastfeeding

          Vaccine Messaging Guide

          This Guide was developed by the Yale Institute of Global Health and the UNICEF Demand for Immunization team. It is intended for public health professionals, communicators, advocates and anyone else who wishes to create pro-vaccine content to motivate people to vaccinate themselves and their entourage.

          An increasing body of formative research has identified a complex mix of determinants of people’s vaccine decisions, however there remains a paucity of implementation research that has applied these insights to the design and testing of messaging interventions.

          Every recommendation herein is based on the current evidence, but the authors encourage users to test all content for behavior-related outcomes.

          Source: Vaccine Messaging Guide

            COVID-19 Global Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy

            The shift presented in this strategy is to move from the directive, one-way communication, which characterized the early stages of the COVID-19 response, towards the community engagement and participatory approaches that have been proven to help control and eliminate outbreaks in the past.

            Source: COVID-19 Global Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy

              The Vaccination Demand Hub

              The Vaccination Demand Hub is a network of partner organizations innovating together to understand why people miss out, to improve acceptance and uptake of vaccines, and to ensure that everyone everywhere is protected against vaccine preventable diseases.

              Source: The Vaccination Demand Hub

                Vaccine Misinformation Field Guide

                This resource was created by the UNICEF Programme Division, Health Section, Immunization Unit C4D team, in collaboration with The Public Good Projects, First Draft and Yale Institute of Global Health.

                Source: Vaccine Misinformation Field Guide

                  Four Things You Can Do to Support Your Teen’s Mental Health

                  This is guidance for parents to help them deal with their teenagers’ mental health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

                  The four things parents can do are:

                  1. Encourage them to share their feelings
                  2. Take the time to support them
                  3. Work through conflict together
                  4. Care for yourself

                  Source: Four Things You Can Do to Support Your Teen’s Mental Health

                    Questions and Answers: Adolescents, Youth and COVID-19

                    These questions and answers were developed by the World Health Organization, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNICEF.

                    Questions include:

                    • Can adolescents catch COVID-19?
                    • Can adolescents spread COVID-19 to other people even if they have mild or no symptoms?
                    • Since there are few known cases of adolescents getting seriously ill with COVID-19, should I go to a health facility if I develop symptoms of the disease?
                    • I am on medication for a chronic health condition. Should I change anything?
                    • I am bored staying home. Since I am very unlikely to get severely ill even if I was to get COVID-19, why is it important that I follow the guidelines to prevent transmission such as keeping physical distance from other people?
                    • I am feeling really anxious about COVID-19 and its impact on my life. What should I do?

                    Source: Questions and Answers: Adolescents, Youth and COVID-19