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Reaching the hard to reach

Promoting information sharing & Peer support networks for vulnerable people

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Prevention tips (charts and updates ) from Ministry of Health

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Reaching the hard to reach ( persons with disabilities , old people and rural poor) through:

Sharing simplified pictorial materials (illustrated charts with Sign Language captions about COVID-19 ) that can be understood by those with limited education , sight and hearing impairments.

Building support networks , identifying and training peer educators to drive information sharing among themselves.  

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

Understanding how to share with hard to reach e.g deaf people 

Breaking communication barriers

Working through vulnerable people themselves   

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Sharing communication tips 

Establishment information sharing networks (web-based- Watsaspp), drama  and community visits  

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • News: Radio
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization
  • Word of Mouth
  • social netework

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

Daily updates on protective measures 

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

Deaf -people with communication challenges ; Old people , rural with limited education , low access to electronic media, and other vulnerable persons.

What is your current profession?

Social Worker (Areas of disability , health and education)

In what city are you located?

Kampala

In what country are you located?

Uganda

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