“When a novel with pandemic potential emerges, nonpharmaceutical interventions, which will be called community mitigation strategies in this document, often are the most readily available interventions to help slow transmission of the virus in communities. Community mitigation is a set of actions that personas and communities can take to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infection. Community mitigation is especially important before a vaccine or drug becomes widely available.”
This e-learning resource by the organization Lifeology is designed for individuals with low health/science literacy to explain COVID-19. Each section is beautifully illustrated and describes different aspects of COVID-19, including how it is transmitted, the symptoms, and treatments, with a brief recap of important points after each section. The course is available in several different languages, including Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish.
The course is a series of digital illustrated flashcards organized into an interactive web experience. Lifeology aims at bringing together scientists or scientific organizations, science writers, and artists or visual storytellers.
Entertainment education (“edutainment”) is a communication strategy that works through mass entertainment media with the aim of promoting a better context for behavior change than the delivery of information alone. We experimentally evaluate season 3 of the edutainment TV series MTV Shuga, produced by MTV Staying Alive Foundation and filmed in Nigeria. Shuga 3 consists of eight episodes of 22 minutes each. While the main focus of the series is HIV, a subplot involves a married couple with a violent husband.
In this paper, we focus on this theme and assess the impact of Shuga on attitudes toward domestic violence. We find broadly positive effects. Moreover, the effect seems to be concentrated among people who recall the show and the narrative around the characters well, consistent with the idea of edutainment.
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This book presents a structured yet flexible methodology for developing intercultural competence in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. Piloted around the world by UNESCO, this methodology has proven to be effective in a range of different contexts and focused on a variety of different issues. It, therefore, can be considered an important resource for anyone concerned with effectively managing the growing cultural diversity within our societies to ensure inclusive and sustainable development.
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