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Inclusion,
Published 12.06.2020 06:50
In Goražde, Bosnia and Herzegovina, volunteers, government and police have organized patrols to serve the elderly.
This city made headlines during the Bosnian War (1992-1995) due to tens of civilians being killed. 26 years later, in Goražde, a grassroot movement of volunteers cooperate and help the vulnerable citizens of the town with a sophisticated system. They organized four teams for serving the elderly the vulnerable population…
Health, Inclusion,
Published 25.05.2020 17:03
Vietnam donates 15,000 face masks to French associations and local authorities.
The masks were first sent to organizations such as the Overseas Vietnamese Association, the Vietnamese Students’ Association, the France-Vietnam Friendship Association,the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Groups in the French Senate and National Assembly, the Communist Party of France and the City Halls of Paris. Some pledged to distribute the face masks…
Health,
Published 21.05.2020 18:01
In Shanghai, China, coronavirus hunters are tracing patients.
Shanghai’s epidemiology surveyors track and chase down people suspected of having contracted Covid-19. They question them and their closer people about the places they visited and the people they were in contact with. They aim to identify the infected people and ask them to isolate and where the contagions came…
Inclusion, ,
Published 20.05.2020 14:18
Chinese community in the US is mobilizing by WeChat to get donations of equipment.
The grassroots initiative, called Chinese Americans Supporting Hospitals (CASH), started in mid-March. Volunteers living in the United States organized aid groups by WeChat (the Chinese WhatsApp) to get donations of masks and other protection equipment for frontline health staff.
Inclusion,
Published 07.05.2020 15:08
In Brazil, a Syrian refugee couple living in São Paulo, is delivering Arabic lunchboxes to the elderly.
The couple is Talal Al-Tinawi, 47 and Ghazal Baranbo, 38. They arrived to Brazil in 2013 and he started to cook Arab food because he was unable to work in his professional area, a mechanical engineer. He explained to local media that when they arrived in Brazil, they were welcomed…
Inclusion,
Published 27.04.2020 17:22
In Argentina, a guide of citizen initiatives called Frena la Curva Argentina was created.
The website supported by the national university of Rosario and communication specialists shares help actions between neighbors during social isolation, information about Covid-19 and services from organizations and the government.
Inclusion,
Published 27.04.2020 17:00
South Sudan youth use messenger bikes and loud speakers to share Covid-19 Information.
Voice Post, a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) initiated the Blue Messenger Bicycles project, to bridge the information gap between remote communities and authorities tackling Covid-19. The project works with youth using blue messenger bicycles and car battery-powered loudspeakers to raise awareness and counter rumours and myths surrounding the disease in…
Inclusion,
Published 26.04.2020 21:47
In Poland, refugee and immigrant women sew surgical masks for hospital and care facilities.
The women are organised by Kobiety Wędrowne Foundation from the Polish of city of Gdańsk, which was founded by a Chechen woman. The masks are given to medical workers, volunteers and the elderly. The idea was supported by social organisations, tailor’s shops or private people. A school offered a place…
Inclusion,
Published 26.04.2020 11:21
In Costa Rica, universities designed prototypes of artificial respirators.
Professionals from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) are working in different projects to create low-cost prototypes of mechanical ventilatorin Costa Rica. They are using 3D printing. In the case of UCR they launched “Respira UCR,” using blueprints from the OxyGEN project…
Health,
Published 26.04.2020 11:06
In Brazil, the University of São Paulo created an artificial respirator.
The project, called “INSPIRE”, uses national technology and components available in Brazil. The aim is to supply the lack of mechanical ventilator in the country. They were designed with national technology, they can be manufactured quickly and they are inexpensive. In one week, 500 respirators can be produced. This is…

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