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Published 21.06.2020 12:00
In Brazil, the National Council of Health Secretaries create a panel on Covid-19 to preserve data transparency.
The digital platform was launched after the Ministry of Health changed the format for publishing Covid-19 data and the official website went offline in early June. The data update on the Conass Panel – Covid-19 is daily.
Health, ,
Published 20.06.2020 12:49
In Gambia fashion entrepreneurs and women’s groups are working together to produce face masks.
Ndeye Fatou Njie, a local fashion designer has partnered with other fashion entrepreneurs and women’s groups in rural Gambia to produce facemasks needed in the fight against Covid-19. The aim of the project is to produce 50 000 face masks through their “Made in Gambia” initiative. The facemasks produced are distributed…
Inclusion,
Published 27.06.2020 13:49
A new social movement Pandemic of Love is helping connect those who need help with those who can help.
In South Florida, local mindfulness teacher Shelly Tygielski launched her Pandemic of Love after seeing people around her losing their jobs. It started with a video on Instagram in which she announced a website that would connect those with a need due to loss of income with those who are…
Health,
Published 18.06.2020 17:44
Polish Red Cross started an information campaign to urge people to disinfect their smartphones during the pandemic.
The campaign is called #PolskaCzystaKomórka, which translates to #PolandCleanSmartphone. The Red Cross members explain that they will record videos and engage influencers in order to reach thousands of young people and show how important it is to disinfect smartphone screens. The popular social networking service TikTok joined the action, the…
Health, ,
Published 18.06.2020 17:18
In Zimbabwe women are distributing hand sanitizer and hand wash at community boreholes.
A group of women have started distributing hand wash and hand sanitizers and educating members of their communities on Covid-19 at community boreholes. Lynette January one of the women involved in the project says they realized that most people in the country are forced to visit community boreholes on a…
Inclusion,
Published 16.06.2020 16:18
In India, an online collective of “Caremongers” is reaching out to help the elderly and other vulnerable groups.
The group, which now has about 45,000 members, was started by Mahita Nagaraj, a digital marketing professional from Bangalore, in the early days of the pandemic. She got the idea after a few friends living abroad asked her for help checking in with their elderly parents in India. In addition…
Health,
Published 19.05.2020 16:13
In Brazil, a community map was created for people to donate or sell masks, sanitiser gel and gloves.
The project called Máscara para Todos works in some Brazilian states, such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco and Pará. Psychologists can also offer online assistance.  
Health,
Published 18.05.2020 16:55
In India, Muslims who recovered from Covid-19 have taken a pledge to donate their plasma to help other patients.
Hundreds of volunteers from a religious group “Tablighi Jamaat” were condemned for a large gathering before a lockdown in March. But now these people are helping others who suffer during the pandemic.
Inclusion,
Published 13.05.2020 20:02
In Algeria, grassroots initiatives emerged in the midst of the pandemic.
The owner of a party hall in Bejaïa posted an ad on facebook offering his hall for homeless and volunteers sewing masks and delivering food in the capital, Oran. The authorities do not always welcome these spontaneous activities. French newspaper Le Monde reported about a recent decret announcing that voluntary…
Health,
Published 24.05.2020 17:49
In Poland, a hotline offers free psychological assistance to people who feel anxiety and uncertainty during the pandemic.
It is a grassroots initiative of psychologists and therapists who self-organised online to help people who are currently experiencing mental issues. It is possible to receive help both via phone and Internet. In addition, there is another line that works at night for medical workers who need help. Their website…

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