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Urgent correct information to rural communities on Covid-19

Community urgent correct information on COVID-19

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Whatsapp platforms especially from groups that shared on health issues. The source of information was and is effective since its instant to one who is a group member and the correct information can also be shared to others. The source of information was coming from WHO and it was actually correcting early misinformation about COVID-19.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

Initially the community where I stay did not have current and up to date information on COVID-19 and when WHO started to share the correct information it was a sigh of relief as people were now in panic mode.  Whatsapp is effective in the sense that if I have 500 contacts and I share a critical information on my status everyone will see and be able to get right advice on the virus and how is was spreading rapidly. 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I shared with other whatsapp groups so that they can also spread the message on being alert and what to do to avoid getting COVID-19  

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • News: Radio
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization
  • SMS Alerts

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

Still missing the cure part of the disease and whether research has found the remedy to it.

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

So far the disabled and those in the rural remote areas need COVID-19 information to be translated into their own local languages and hence being able to reach them swiftly and also if their siblings canbe targetted so that when they call they also get insight on COVID-19

What is your current profession?

NGO Fundraiser,Community organiser and Sewing School Owner in Mutare

In what city are you located?

Mutare

In what country are you located?

Zimbabwe

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