Promoting coronavirus education through indigenous languages
The virALLanguages initiative is working with local community leaders around the world to share basic COVID-19 health information via audio and video through the use of “proverbs, metaphors and diverse rhetorical strategies” to speakers of minority languages.
Read more: https://globalvoices.org/2020/05/11/promoting-coronavirus-education-through-indigenous-languages/?fbclid=IwAR1jKfMxW9nEN4O2ppzutQKtWi4VnANfwlQ0K_IkthkTJMu7VwEERJTfaPQ
Community engagement from a distance
This short guide is designed to assist development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement activity related to Covid-19 can be carried out without face-to-face interaction with communities.
Read more: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ao086yqa6un3mcq/Community%20engagement%20from%20a%20distance%20-%20EN.pdf
LSE: Responses to COVID-19 must focus on communities and not just past epidemics
In the current global pandemic, there is a lot that can be learned from past epidemics. What is poignantly missing, however, is acknowledgement of local perspectives to disease outbreak and response. Jeremy Allouche and Dienedort Wandji argue we need to better understand how individuals and local communities in Africa, and beyond, have learnt and developed social, cultural and institutional mechanisms to deal with protracted crises.
Read more: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2020/04/06/responses-lessons-covid19-ebola-focus-on-communities-epidemics/
Liquid Telecom launches pandemic helpline in Zimbabwe
Liquid Telecom has partnered with the government of Zimbabwe to deliver a national toll-free ‘2023’ helpline and call centre to support citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Read more here: https://www.developingtelecoms.com/telecom-business/operator-news/9469-liquid-telecom-and-zimbabwe-government-launch-pandemic-helpline.html?fbclid=IwAR2rzFFCFzbHfHjBAHzCDI0GdiYpQSotlnSHdwZeoSLZGuJmS2yQuQe2LIo
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