Breakthrough ACTION Guyana's 'Protecting you, Protecting us' COVID-19 campaign produced a set of materials to inform the public about protection from the virus and to bring to their attention other issues regarding COVID-19.
COVID-19 and Stigma
These infographics from the World Health Organization address issues of social stigma and discrimination around COVID-19. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.
Stigma related to mental health and COVID-19 can exacerbate pre-existing conditions or lead to new mental health and psycho-social problems for individuals, families, and communities.
The Big Idea of the Week delves deeper into a specific COVID-related topic. Each week, Big Idea tackles a specific area of COVID-19 and provides important information, guidelines, and messages for the public.
This tracker lists over 100 COVID-19 social and behavior change materials produced in Kenya and in other countries.
This tracker follows media coverage of COVID-19 in Kenya, offering information about the source, topic, and author.
The overall goal of this strategy is to effectively coordinate Kenyan national and county communications and community engagement activities to prevent the spread of the disease, build trust in the leaders and health workers to provide accurate information and essential services, and encourage communities’ active participation in supporting the risk reduction and response measures.
In Burkina Faso, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a variety of reactions among some Ouagadougou residents that have complicated efforts for a timely response. Hesitancy to get tested, avoiding contact tracers, or wariness of what the neighbors will say are some of these reactions.
Since January 2020, WHO has published more than 100 documents about COVID-19. Of these, more than half are detailed technical guidance, on how to find and test cases, how to provide safe and appropriate care for people depending on the severity of their illness, how to trace and quarantine contacts, how to prevent transmission from one person to another, how to protect health care workers, and how to help communities to respond appropriately.
Stigma associated with COVID-19 poses a serious threat to the lives of healthcare workers, patients, and survivors of the disease.