Parents / Caregivers of Children

The CHAMP 990 Talkline was first established in 2003 in Zambia as an HIV and AIDS hotline. These materials were developed in 2012 with support from USAID under the Communication Support for Health (CSH) Project.

This is a set of fact sheets and guidance for use by Talkline counselors.  

This document provides guidance to decision makers, public and child health professionals to inform policy on the use of masks for children in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It does not address the use of masks for adults working with children or parents/guardians or the use of masks for children in health-care settings. This interim guidance will be revised and updated as new evidence emerges.

The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are feeling these changes deeply. While the return to school will be not only welcome but exciting for many students, others will be feeling anxious or frightened. This article offers tips to help children navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school.

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