TikTok isn’t only useful for practical health information—although doctors and nurses have been showing off some killer moves over the past few weeks, and reaching teenagers who might otherwise be missed by the UK government’s lacking communication strategy. It is also providing a sense of community, something that is more and more important as the possibility of lockdown looms longer, and digital spaces shift from being a secondary aspect of our social lives, to being a an essential space for maintaining social connections. For teenagers, this is particularly important.
Two practical guides about how to keep young people healthy during the global COVID-19 pandemic. One is aimed directly at adolescents and young people and another is aimed at parents, caregivers and healthcare providers. The guides are available in English, French, Portuguese and Swahili. In addition to the guides, viewers can download images with short and simple messages from the guide, and share on social media and WhatsApp.
For the purposes of accountability to affected populations, community feedback mechanisms, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian aid, UNICEF has created this illustrated booklet to protect communities, especially women and girls, through information and entertainment education. It is available in english and shona.