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People in rural areas of Zambia empowered with information on COVID-19

Providing COVID-19 information on how to keep health/safe for vulnerable people in rural areas through smart phones,TV sets etc.

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COVID-19 information back ground, prevention and how to keep safe and health

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https://www.iasociety.org/covid-19-hiv

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

I learnt a lot on how to keep safe including stopping handshake, keeping social distance and above all always to sanitize regularly

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

This information is shared to our beneficiaries situated in the remote areas without access to smart phones, radio etc. My organisation selected community volunteers residing within these rural areas and provided them with smart phones with airtime and bicycles for easy navigation. A Whatsapp group with the community volunteers was established and operationalised for regular information dissemination on COVID-19. Official information is posted on the Whatsapp for  dissemination 

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization

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

None 

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

People living with disabilities and pregnant/breastfeeding mothers 

What is your current profession?

Am the Executive Director For Ndola Nutrition Organisation- http://www.ndolanutrition.org/

In what city are you located?

Ndola,

In what country are you located?

Zambia in Africa

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