Return to School Video for Kids

This video shows a group of students returning to school and expressing concerns about COVID-19. The videos were produced by USAID Kenya and are available in English and Swahili.

Source: Return to School Video for Kids

    Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition COVID-19 TV Spots

    The Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition (HBCC) created these spots and produced them in a variety of languages. The videos are available in Arabic, Indonesian, Hindi and Swahili.

    The HBCC is funded by the Unilever Transform project and the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office.

    Source: Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition COVID-19 TV Spots

      Masked Indian Comic Superhero Fights COVID-19 Fear

      India’s first female comic superhero Priya, a gang-rape survivor who earlier campaigned against rape, acid attack and sex trafficking, is back to fight disinformation around the COVID-19 pandemic.

      In Priya’s Mask, due to be launched on 2 December, the comic crusader joins hands with Jiya, the “Burka Avenger”, a popular character from a Pakistani cartoon show, as the two go about trying to tackle the pandemic – and also the “infodemic”, a major proliferation in fake news surrounding the coronavirus.

      With more than 9.4 million infections and 137,000 deaths, India has the second highest caseload globally. A strict nationwide lockdown that was imposed on 21 March delayed the spread for a while, but infections grew rapidly – and continue to do so – since restrictions were relaxed.

      A major challenge in India’s fight against COVID-19 has been the false and misleading information around the pandemic, which is often shared quickly. Through this campaign, the creators wanted to challenge misinformation, dispel fear, and support the health workers and others at the forefront of the fight against the virus.

      Source: Masked Indian Comic Superhero Fights COVID-19 Fear

        Joli Masque

        This video, produced by Development Media International, explains the importance of mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing to slow the spread of coronavirus through a friendly conversation between three men in Côte d’Ivoire. The video is in French with English subtitles.

        Can also be found at this Twitter feed.

        Source: Joli Masque

          COVID-19 Health Communication Materials for South Asia

          As we come together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that it is vitally important to empower people with the right information and best practices to follow in these challenging times. We hope that these resources are useful for you and your communities.

          Source: COVID-19 Health Communication Materials for South Asia

            The Story of COVID-19

            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.

            Source: The Story of COVID-19

              Atención de Emergencia para Enfermedades Cardíacas Durante COVID-19

              Al menos una de cada cinco visitas previstas al departamento de emergencias por ataque cardíaco o accidente cerebrovascular no se produjo durante los meses iniciales de la pandemia COVID-19, según los CDC. CDC Foundation y Million Hearts recuerdan a los estadounidenses los riesgos de descuidar la atención médica de emergencia por ataque cardíaco o accidente cerebrovascular durante COVID-19.

              Source: Atención de Emergencia para Enfermedades Cardíacas Durante COVID-19

               

              • Rachel Powell
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              Maintaining Heart Health during COVID-19

              Amid concerns that fewer people are managing their cardiovascular disease risk factors during COVID-19, CDC Foundation and Million Hearts remind Americans to focus on their heart health, especially during COVID-19.

              Source: Maintaining Heart Health During COVID-19

                Emergency Care for Heart Disease During COVID-19

                At least one in five expected emergency department visits for heart attack or stroke did not occur during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the CDC. CDC Foundation and Million Hearts remind Americans of the risks of neglecting emergency medical attention for heart attack or stroke during COVID-19.

                Source: Emergency Care for Heart Disease During COVID-19

                  Confiance Totale PSAs

                  In 2020, Breakthrough ACTION created the Confiance Totale brand and logo to generate trust in and demand for FP methods and services among women of reproductive age in ILN catchment areas.

                  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, WABA developed several Confiance Totale materials in collaboration with service delivery partner Amplify-FP and Ministries of Health. The campaign materials include IUD, injectable, oral contraceptive pill, implant, Standard Days, emergency contraception, and all-methods leaflets and two radio public service announcements (PSAs) in French and local languages that promote having confidence in the safety and efficacy of FP and in health centers and healthcare providers.

                  Anticipating limited FP service and method access during COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders, and subsequent potential complications tied to unplanned pregnancies and overcrowded and under-stocked health facilities, the WABA team pivoted its Confiance Totale mass media activities at the end of Q2 by drafting scripts for new radio spots. The new PSAs feature adapted calls to action, including:

                  • Using this time at home together to discuss birth spacing with your partner
                  • Continuing to use FP successfully without going to the health center by using call-in numbers
                  • Ensuring you have FP method supplies while sheltering in place and/or during government restrictions on movement to avoid an unwanted pregnancy
                  • Using exclusive breastfeeding to avoid unwanted pregnancy (for new moms)
                  • Discussing postpartum family planning before going into labor
                  • Using a mask and other COVID-19 risk reduction behaviors when going to the health center or pharmacy for FP methods

                  Source: Confiance Totale PSAs