COVID-19 Guide for Community Health Workers

Community health workers (CHWs) serve as a very important direct link between patients, communities and health services. As trusted on-the-ground support to community members, they therefore expand access to essential healthcare information as well as available treatment and prevention programmes.

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

This online book includes these chapters:

  1. Introduction to COVID-19
  2. Diagnosing and managing COVID-19
  3. How to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  4. Protecting yourself from COVID-19

​​​​​​These chapters have been successfully used as part of the Skills to Care learning programme for the Lukhanji Municipality and Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, funded by the Small Projects Foundation.

Source: COVID-19 Guide for Community Health Workers

    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. Registration is not required. The modules build on each other. The course begins with a discussion of the virus that causes COVID-19 and works its way to the pandemic’s broader implications for society.

    This course features original content that was created after the imposition of social distancing measures.

    Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, including how it is diagnosed and treated
    • Understand the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, and emerging trends throughout the world
    • Discuss societal challenges raised by COVID-19 and opportunities to address them

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

      COVID-19 Online Training

      The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a series of courses and exercises to help educate the general public about the novel coronavirus.

      Source: COVID-19 Online Training

        Learning Resources to Support Staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic – and Beyond

        DisasterReady.org [www.disasterready.org], a signature program of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, is an open online learning community built to empower humanitarians working in relief and development.

        In order to support the workforce of the non-profit sector and NGOs during the current pandemic, they have created a new collection of short, engaging resources grouped in easy-to-navigate playlists, with content from top training providers (such as the Konterra Group, EJ4 or for French-speakers Institut Bioforce) and health specialists (like WHO and CDC). These playlists offer content to help everyone work safely, and to promote infection prevention, preparedness, and well-being during this pandemic. The collection also includes resources to support remote workers and the creation of engaging webcasts and online presentations.

        All these resources are available in English and they have also a French playlist. Access is free and unlimited – just create an account on www.disasterready.org

        Below are landing pages for specific playlists:
        Coronavirus Playlist
        EN: https://www.disasterready.org/coronavirus-resources
        FR: https://fr.disasterready.org/coronavirus-resources

        Working Remotely
        EN: https://www.disasterready.org/working-remotely

        COVID-19 Playlist (for Health Care Workers)
        EN: https://www.disasterready.org/covid-19-resources-health-workers

        Hand Washing Techniques
        https://www.disasterready.org/hand-washing-techniques

        Source: Learning Resources to Support Staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic – and Beyond

          Team Human Vs Team COVID

          As a subscribed organization that uses football as the core component to reach out to the youth with health messages, development of football based comic booklets featuring team Covid-19 Vs Team Human is underway. The booklets will be distributed via door to door to the youth who participate in VAP’s youth programs as well as through their parents’ WhatsApp group. The print version will be supplemented by an electronic animation version to be watched at homes by the youth and the general public while learning about covid-19 and its preventive measures.

          Source: Team Human Vs Team COVID

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          Grassroot Soccer SKILLZ COVID-19 Response Curriculum (2020, English) – Grassroot Soccer, NEW April 10

          The SKILLZ COVID-19 RESPONSE curriculum was developed in March 2020 to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. Grassroot Soccer (grassrootsoccer.org) and its team of curriculum advisors rapidly designed this sport-based tool as a way for coaches, educators, and parents to easily facilitate fun, simple, and effective sessions with young people (ages 9+).

          Source: Grassroot Soccer SKILLZ COVID-19 Response Curriculum (2020, English) – Grassroot Soccer, NEW April 10