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Engage local communities to defeat COVID-19

The rural population is better able to follow self-care protocols via the remote communication system in local languages.

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I have seen video and audio of local political leaders who have close interaction with local communities and have influence over the communities.  In the video and audio message the leader has given advice to the people how to make yourself and your home hygienic and better to stay at home.  This message has very deep impact and it was observed that the community used to follow this advice.   

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

Started to wash hand regularly and keep physical distances

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Whatsapp

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • SMS Alerts

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

Its generally not translated in local language and didn't contextualise

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

The rural population particularly where Electronic media and internet is not available.  The information will be designed by applying various innovative ways of designing leaflets, stickers and engaging volunteers and religious leaders

What is your current profession?

Chief Executive of a company titled BEE services Pvt Ltd.

In what city are you located?

Peshawar

In what country are you located?

Pakistan

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