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Covid 19 For Deaf

We conduct home visits to reach people with hearing loss on covid 19 health information.

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Health education of people with hearing loss on covid 19 so as they are equipped with right information.

We use sigh language, visual images, pictures, videos and procedure to help people with hearing loss also learn on covid 19, its spread and in particular preventive measures.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

We have educated deaf people and they are able to practise hand hygiene . 


They are actively practising social distancing.


They know know where to report/ go in case one has signs and sypotoms of corona virus

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

We are using WhatsApp.


We share videos demonstrating preventive strategies for corona virus.

Being a National trainer of Trainees on covid 19 in Uganda iam using MOH guidelines, materials and protocols.


Am also using Uganda sign language text book.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • MOH - Uganda

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

How covid 19 can be signed,  in sign language.


Generally we lack information about covid 19 targeting marginalised group like deaf and blind people.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

People with hearing loss


And 


People with vision loss.


Plus


Pregnant and lactating mothers .

What is your current profession?

Medical Doctor. Sign language Trainer & Advocate for people with hearing loss. IPC mentor

In what city are you located?

Kampala, Uganda

In what country are you located?

Uganda

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