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Published 26.06.2020 18:30
In Paraguay, the Ministry of Women has launched a campaign to raise awareness on violence against women during the pandemic.
The campaign “Metete, podemos evitar más feminicidios” includes a guideline to help women, victims of violence, as cases increased during the quarantine.
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Published 26.06.2020 14:44
In the Central African Republic (CAR), UN agencies have donated PPE to prisons in the country.
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hygiene materials valued as US$120K to 12 prisons in the CAR. The donation will be used by both detainees and staff to stop…
Health, ,
Published 25.06.2020 18:00
In Zimbabwe certification fees for small companies producing Covid-19 PPE have been reduced.
The Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) has reduced certification fees for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) producing Covid-19 Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE). The move is aimed at increasing the number of companies manufacturing PPE and improving the quality of products. Manufacturers of PPE have to be certified by the…
Health, ,
Published 25.06.2020 15:43
In Morocco, the government has launched a Covid-19 tracking app.
The contact tracking app named “Wiqaytna,” (which means our protection in Arabic) uses Bluetooth to compile a list of people that the user gets in contact with. Should any of these contacts test positive for Covid-19 in the 21 days following the contact, the app will alert the user and…
Health, ,
Published 25.06.2020 14:30
In Namibia an entrepreneur is using discarded ink to make sanitizers.
Bruce Salt, a local entrepreneur is using discarded ink from printing companies to make hand sanitizers. Salt is using the discarded ink to distill ethanol which is the main ingredient for the sanitizers. He has also expanded his product line to include other products needed in the fight against Covid-19…
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Published 24.06.2020 14:09
Botswana’s capital city was put under lockdown again after suspected Covid-19 cases were discovered.
Gaborone and surrounding towns and villages in Botswana went back to a total lockdown for three days. This came after 16 probable cases of Covid-19 were discovered in the capital at a time when the country was only left with one active case. The lockdown was aimed at affording health…
Health, ,
Published 22.06.2020 17:03
In Somalia women are distributing protective gear to street vendors.
The Somaliland Women’s Research and Action Group (Sowrag) is distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and posters to women street vendors in the city of Hargeisa. The posters contain key information on Covid-19 and protection measures.
Health, ,
Published 22.06.2020 16:19
In Tanzania the tech community has been mobilised to produce PPE.
Lillian Madeje and Zuweina Farah, organizers of an annual tech conference in Tanzania have mobilized the national tech community to come together to start producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Thus far they have managed to supply 27 hospitals across 6 regions with 3D printed facemasks. They are now looking into…
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 15.06.2020 20:53
While Brazil is in Covid-19 free fall, people self-organise to protect themselves and offer help
Brazil has the world’s second-highest number of Covid-19 cases. In some cities, the dead are being buried in mass graves. Hospitals are on the brink of collapse. But some help is coming from a community map called Máscara para Todos for people to donate or sell masks, alcohol gel and gloves. The project also provides details on psychologists and mental health support services available in the area.

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