International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation Study

Understanding people’s concerns about COVID-19, their perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about public health policies, and how they impact what people are (and are not) willing to do will be important for informing policy strategy and how they are communicated, to ensure the best health and economic outcomes.

The iCARE Study will capture key data on people’s awareness, attitudes, and behaviors as they relate to the COVID-19 policies, as well as the impacts that COVID-19 is having on people’s physical and mental health, financial situation, and quality of life.

Data from approximately 250,000 people around the world will be analyzed to understand what government policies are (and are not) influencing behavior and outcomes, and in whom these policies are most or least effective. This data can be used to inform governments on the efficacy of policy measures on both people’s behavior, and on key health and quality of life outcomes.

Source: International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation Study

    Classroom Precautions During COVID-19

    This article aims to support teachers with information and tips on various topics.

    These include:

    Source: Classroom Precautions During COVID-19

      The COVID Tracking Project

      The COVID Tracking Project is a volunteer organization launched from The Atlantic and dedicated to collecting and publishing the data required to understand the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

      Every day, their teams collect data on COVID-19 testing and patient outcomes from all 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. The dataset is currently in use by national and local news organizations across the United States and by research projects and agencies worldwide. Their data API (which allows sites and apps to import our dataset automatically) receives about two million requests per day.

      On April 15, they launched the COVID Racial Data Tracker, a partnership between the COVID Tracking Project and the Center for Antiracist Research that collects, publishes, and analyzes racial data on the pandemic within the United States.

      Source: The COVID Tracking Project

        COVID-19, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition – What Does the Science Tell Us?

        This resource tool is compiled by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and provides an overview of what peer-reviewed journal articles currently state on COVID-19, maternal and child health (including infants), and nutrition.

        As the pandemic is ongoing more and more research results are published.

        Source: COVID-19, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition – What Does the Science Tell Us?

          How to Report Misinformation Online

          As the world responds to the  COVID-19 pandemic, we all face the challenge of an overabundance of information related to the virus. Some of this information may be false and potentially harmful.

          Inaccurate information spreads widely and at speed, making it more difficult for the public to identify verified facts and advice  from trusted sources, such as  their local health authority or WHO. However, everyone can help to stop the spread. If you see content online that you believe to be false or misleading, you can report it to the hosting social media platform.

          This page offers links to various social media platforms’ sites for reporting inappropriate content.

          Source: How to Report Misinformation Online

            COVID-19: Simple Answers to Top Questions Risk Communication Field Guide Questions and Key Messages

            This document, intended for SBC practitioners, is the fifth edition of COVID-19: Simple Answers to Top Questions. It is an updated version of the original document published on March 10, 2020. With the rapid evolution of knowledge and policy regarding COVID-19, future revisions will be produced on an ongoing basis.

            The document is based on message maps and follows the belief that state health officials need both short and long answers. Messages are presented initially in no more than 3-5 short sentences and convey 3-5 key messages, ideally in the least number of words possible.

            The approach is based on surveys showing that lead or front-page media and broadcast stories usually convey only the soundbite: 3-5 messages usually in less than 9 seconds for broadcast media or 27 words for print. Each primary message normally has 3 to 5 supporting messages that can be used when and where appropriate to provide context for the issue being mapped. A brief description of the message mapping strategy is in the Appendices. In the following pages, you will find 60+ top questions about COVID-19 answered with detailed message maps.

            Source: COVID-19: Simple Answers to Top Questions Risk Communication Field Guide Questions and Key Messages

              Timeline: WHO’s COVID-19 Response

              This timeline tells the story of WHO’s response to COVID-19, starting from the end of December 2019 to the present day.

              The timeline breaks information down into the following categories, and within these, by regions of the world:

              • All actions
              • Information
              • Science
              • Leadership
              • Advice
              • Response
              • Resourcing

              Source: Timeline: WHO’s COVID-19 Response

                14 Actions You Can Take Today to Adapt Your Program for COVID-19

                This interactive collection from Knowledge SUCCESS synthesizes the major COVID-19 global guidelines and guidance documents into 14 concrete actions that programs can take today to ensure continued voluntary family planning and reproductive health care. Each action links to related resources to help you get started. Features resources from WHO, Breakthrough ACTION, FIGO, HIPs, RHSC, AFP, and others.

                Source: 14 Actions You Can Take Today to Adapt Your Program for COVID-19

                  COVID-19 Kenya – Media Coverage Tracker

                  This tracker, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID, follows media coverage of COVID-19 in Kenya, offering information about the source, topic, and author. Several key topics the tracker covers include: economics, innovation, gender-based violence, aid, response, risk factors, etc.

                    COVID-19 Kenya – IEC Materials and Campaigns Tracker

                    This tracker lists over 100 COVID-19 social and behavior change materials produced in Kenya and in other countries.

                    The list includes posters, pamphlets, radio ads, television ads, videos, posters, memes, and other media produced to introduce various aspects of COVID-19 to the public.

                    Source: COVID-19 Kenya – IEC Materials and Campaigns Tracker