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Rural awareness against covid-19

Reaching out to those in rural communities Nigeria with adequate and proper information about the virus.

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A story from a Ghanaian novelist, I find the story inspiring because it addresses the issue of misconception here at home in Africa. Everyone with common cold or sore throat is being stigmatized. So the story gave awareness as to the difference and the present situation in Africa and how we can stay healthy. I'll be using information from that for my rural campaign. 

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

* how I divulge information about the issue 

*saw it as my responsibility to create awareness in my community 

*become better conscious of my personal hygiene and that of others around 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?


Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • News: Television
  • News: Print
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)

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

The true reality of the African story, and if we should truly be at ease 

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

Those in rural communities 

What is your current profession?

Mass communicator

In what city are you located?

Port Harcourt

In what country are you located?



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Photo of Ashley Tillman

Hi Faith Abeyi thanks so much for sharing! How do you think it would change awareness building if we put more effort and energy into elevating voices like the novelist, Akorfa, you mention?

Photo of Faith Abeyi

Thank you Ashley Tillman for your response. Basically it will help in enlightening the public on how to identify symptoms of COVID-19 and how to stay healthy. I believe it will change generally the African approach towards the future as we fight against this virus. Thank you.