A New Narrative, Old Demons

The Covid-19 pandemic, while encouraging desirable new norms and behaviors, is reviving old struggles that continue to ail the social sector – such as exclusion and stigma caused due to “social distancing” or exacerbation of mental health challenges with inadequate counselling force. Authored by Siddhi Mankad, Catalyst Management Services   The Covid-19 pandemic is the harbinger of “the new”. We […]

Top Parent – New Ways Of Learning And Teaching

Top Parent App – A one stop solution for parents to raise happy, healthy and smart children. If you have a child aged between 3 – 8 years, then Top Parent is for you. It provides parents with language, strategies and all necessary information to help their children improve learning outcomes and stay healthy, happy and safe. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.csf.topparent This app […]

COVID-19 Resources

A compendium of Covid-19 resources by Noora Health. The resources include recommendations and advisories of leading public health organizations including WHO, Ministry of Health & CDC. The collated Information has been developed and curated by a team of doctors, behavior change researchers, and designers. The primary audience for these resources are envisioned as NGOs, communities organisations, and frontline providers. https://www.noorahealthcovid19.org/ […]

Protection for Pregnant Women against COVID-19

What do new and expecting mothers need to know to protect themselves and their children during COVID-19? This poster provides key precautionary measures for pregnant women during the pandemic. https://www.jhpiego.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Covid-19-Poster-Pregnant-Women-final-draft-2.pdf Authored by JHPIEGO for the National Health Mission, Government of India.

Free Reading Resources For Corona

This document lists resources for children of all ages to learn about the Coronavirus. This document was put together by Parag, Tata Trusts. The resources are categorized by age group, including ‘children learning to read’, ‘children from KG – grade 5’, and ‘all ages’.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1diqrNcWIW_ppDOrWOYBGtVakd-PWvjpP/view?usp=sharing Resources are available in English, Hindi, Marathi, and regional languages.

Innovative Solutions for Delivering Healthcare during the COVID-19 Pandemic

PCMH Restore Health, Noora Health, Logistimo and CloudPhysician share their innovative tools for COVID-19 response. As the number of COIVD-19 cases expand in India the private sector will inevitably start to play a bigger role in referral and treatment of patients. This is already the case in several larger cities and metros. This webinar is aimed at introducing various innovative […]

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma

Stigma can undermine social cohesion and prompt possible social isolation of groups, which might contribute to a situation where the virus is more, not less, likely to spread. This can result in more severe health problems and difficulties controlling a disease outbreak. How we address the stigma attached to COVID-19, especially through communication, is critical. This guide has been created […]

The Pandemic Notebook: A handy guide from The Hindu on understanding the coronavirus pandemic and staying protected against COVID-19

While there are multiple and dispersed sources of information on the coronavirus, this issue brief from Indian newspaper The Hindu presents a strong overview of the disease and how it spreads, tackles common misconceptions, and provides guidance on how to protect oneself from the disease. https://creatives.thehindu.com/covid_19_ebook.pdf Image by Melissa Jeanty

Poster: How to use Hand Rub/Hand Sanitizers

A poster created by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India, and the World Health Organization demonstrating how to use hand sanitizers effectively. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Poster3GHFGA.pdf Photo by Noah on Unsplash.

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19

A list of frequently asked questions and answers developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, for the general public. This documents provides simple answers to questions like what COVID-19 is, how it spreads, what precautions to take, etc. It can be shared with frontline health workers and others who have to respond to members of […]

Seven steps to prevent the spread of the virus

While the viruses that cause both COVID-19 and seasonal influenza are transmitted from person-to-person and may cause similar symptoms, the two viruses are very different and do not behave in the same way. As SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus, nobody has prior immunity, which means that the entire human population is potentially susceptible to infection. This simple 1-minute video created […]

What can you do to fight stigma associated with COVID-19?

Words matter! Stigma can isolate people, prevent them from seeking medical care, and adopt healthy behavious. The level of stigma associated with COVID-19 is based on three main factors: 1) it is a disease that’s new and for which there are still many unknowns; 2) we are often afraid of the unknown; and 3) it is easy to associate that […]

Introduction to Covid-19 in Indian Sign Language

What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency? This short course by the World Health Organization in Indian Sign Language is useful for first responders to understand and explain the disease, its epidemiology, preventive measures and fundamentals of the response. https://openwho.org/courses/intro-to-COVID-19-indian-sign-language  

YourStory: COVID-19 Resource Centre for Startups and Small and Medium Businesses

The YourStory COVID-19 Resource Centre for Startups and small and medium businesses (SMBs) brings together comprehensive information on how businesses can operate as effectively as possible amidst escalating COVID-19 (coronavirus) fears and uncertainty. Through the Resource Centre, YourStory connects startups and SMBs with experts who provide advice on navigating their firms through these tough times, while ensuring the health and […]

COVID19 and Animals – Your questions answered!

Since COVID-19 has been spreading, many have questioned the role that animals have played or may play in the outbreak. The Human Society has compiled resources answering many of the commonly asked questions surrounding animals and the COVID-19 outbreak, including whether pets may be susceptible to or capable of spreading the virus. The information is provided in poster format in […]

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The novel coronavirus (nCoV, now named SARS-CoV-2) is a new strain that has […]

Guidelines for Home Quarantine

Quarantine, an extreme form of social distancing practiced by those who have been exposed to infection, is critical to prevent further spread of the epidemic. These guidelines by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, provide instructions for the person quarantined and their co-residents to ensure a successful quarantine. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforhomequarantine.pdf Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash.

When and How to Wear a Mask

NOT everyone needs to wear a mask, and not everyone who wears a mask wears it correctly. MoHFW shares this brief to learn and teach others about when someone needs to wear a mask and how to wear it. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Poster4GHFGA.pdf Photo by Dimitri Karastelev on Unsplash.

WHO Situation Report

WHO’s global situation report on the Covid-19 pandemic is a daily update on new and total cases by region and country, the global trend of infections, what the WHO is doing and its recommendations for health workers and the public. At the link below, all updates created so far are listed in reverse chronological order. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash.

What is Novel Coronavirus Disease?

A poster for frontline workers, health practitioners and civic bodies to spread awareness among the community on the basic symptoms of COVID-19 and the precautions to take if they suspect themselves or someone around them to have the disease. MoHFW recommends placing it in waiting areas for patients and visitors, triage and other areas where people congregate in the health […]

How is COVID-19 spread and how to protect yourself against it

A primer video by the WHO on what Covid-19 is, how it spreads and how to prevent yourself and others from becoming infected.

COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

Information asymmetries are a key pathway by which vulnerable communities get left behind in times of crisis. To ensure that people with disabilities are able to access the information they need to keep themselves, their families and communities safe, this plain-language introduction to Covid-19 epidemic produced by and for disabled people conveys essential information simply and clearly. https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf

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