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Published 27.06.2020 12:57
In Brazil, residents from favelas have launched creative initiatves to talk about Covid-19.
In Paraisópolis, São Paulo’s second-largest favela, rapper Edson Luís da Silva walks the streets singing songs about the importance of social isolation. In Brasilândia, north of São Paulo, volunteers from the “Rede Brasilândia Solidária” use three sound cars to explain to the population about the dangers of Covid-19. Finally, in…
Health,
Published 21.06.2020 11:59
In Brazil, a programmer makes Brazilian Covid-19 data available with the help of volunteers.
Programmer Álvaro Justen has been working for some years with public data. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Brazil, he and volunteers have been collecting data from epidemiological bulletins from the State Health Departments of the 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District. The data is usually made available…
Health,
Published 21.06.2020 09:54
In Brazil, a data journalist is monitoring Covid-19 numbers in cities.
The journalist Marcelo Soares analyzes on his website, Lagom Data, the numbers recorded in the bulletins of the health departments about confirmed cases and deaths in each Brazilian city with maps and graphs in a way that it is possible to observe the spread of the disease by municipality.
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…
Lockdown,
Published 19.06.2020 13:42
In Chile, a psychopedagogy student has created an Instagram profile to help students.
Rocío Fernández Carrillo created “InstaEstudios” in January 2019 to share tips and advice for students of different levels and ages to learn to study. As the pandemic emerged, Fernández adapted the projec to help students study at home during the quarantine.
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 10:48
Johns Hopkins is offering a free online course in psychological first aid.
This is to help people become better mental health supporters. It is taught by psychologist George S. Everly, PhD who teaches students his RAPID model for dealing with emergency mental health situations. More than 200,000 people have already enrolled in the course.
Lockdown, ,
Published 17.06.2020 15:48
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), journalists have launched a website highlighting challenges faced by people in the DRC during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The website, Congo in Conversation highlights the human, social and ecological challenges faced by Congolese as they battle Covid-19, Ebola and measles. The project is a collaboration between journalists and photographers based in the country, Foundation Carmignac and a Canadian-British photographer Finbarr O’Reilly.
Health,
Published 16.06.2020 13:12
In Cuba, a chemical engineer is manufacturing disinfectant.
Clara Camalleri  used to make perfumes, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, she switched her production to disinfectant gel. This engineer and perfumer is selling the product, but she also donates them to those who need it.
Lockdown, ,
Published 14.06.2020 11:37
In Benin a stranded chef has launched an online cooking class.
Togo based Chef Rima Amer, of Ivorian and Franco-Lebanese descent, has launched an online cooking class after she found herself stranded in Benin amid the Covid-19 Pandemic and subsequent border closures. Amer now shares traditional and modern African recipes using Facebook live in a bid to entertain and teach others…
Inclusion,
Published 09.06.2020 14:30
In Malaysia, durian traders turn to online sales to overcome coronavirus impacts since they are unable to take the fruit directly to people.
Continuing demand for the fruit has brought some energy to the industry.

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