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COVID-19 Risk Communications Toolkit Uganda COVID-19 Resource Toolkit #2

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U.S. Embassy in Greetings friends and colleagues, My name is Natalie E. Brown, and I am the recently arrived U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda. I am delighted to be here in Uganda, but only wish I could send New Year’s wishes under better circumstances. As the New Year begins and the desire to resume normal activities increases, I wish you strength and restraint. I know that doesn’t sound very festive, but we have hung on this long, and relief is coming, although not yet within reach for most of us. Strength and restraint will allow us to keep ourselves safe, protect those we love, and demonstrate the tenacity and courage we all need as COVID infections surge and new and more infectious strains of the virus have emerged. Rather than sending a traditional New Year’s greeting, I am sending tools and resources for each of you to use and share with those you love. Celebrate the beginning of 2021 by sharing hope and strength in the form of measures to keep safe and healthy, so that optimism can continue to grow throughout 2021. We can all make up for the missed hugs, celebrations, travel, and other regular activities when we are no longer at risk. This second iteration of the U.S. Embassy COVID-19 Resource Toolkit, developed in coordination with the Ministry of Health and many other partners, contains even more downloadable and printable content. We ask you as community leaders in Uganda to take the COVID-19 communications resources in this toolkit and begin 2021 with the gift of health and safety by implementing these resources and encouraging everyone you know to do the same. Let’s work together to fight against COVID-19 and turn 2021 into a year of hope! With gratitude, Image 1       Natalie E. Brown   How to Use This Resource Toolkit Click the links throughout the toolkit to reach downloadable and shareable resources and utilize them by: (*New Resources) Printing a poster out and hang it on your door or sharing it with a neighbor. Sharing the radio spots with your local radio station or sending them to your contacts over WhatsApp. Sharing the videos over social media or through WhatsApp. Making it your goal to share these materials and messages with as many people as you can…knowledge is power!   Key Resources / Updates & Information For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information on Uganda, visit the links below: Ministry of Health COVID Information Page KCCA COVID-19 Response Hub Government of Uganda COVID-19 Response Info Hub Uganda COVID-19 Status Dashboard For daily updates be sure to follow the Ministry of Health (@MinofHealthUG) on both Facebook and Twitter Additional Helpful resources: (*New Resources) CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page USAID Webpage on COVID-19 The USAID Implementing Partner Resource Center (IPRC) The Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) Interactive Data Map *COVID Country Profiles with Demographic Disaggegations (Johns Hopkins Communications) *The COVID-19 Resource Index (by country & language) *COVID-19 Communication Network The COVID-19 Tools for Behavior Change (Compass) UNICEF COVID-19 Portal World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Dashboard *WHO Africa – COVID-19 *WHO – COVID-19 Course Series *WHO – Risk Communications Resources Africa CDC COVID-19 Home Page Africa CDC COVID-19 Travel Pass *National Institutes of Health (NIH) Searchable Database of COVID-19-Related Literature   Signs and Symptoms Image 1   * New Resources Testing tools: *CDC – Coronavirus Self-Checker (Utilize or Embed your own) *MOH – Video Testing Tool Online Self-Test for Symptoms of COVID-19 Posters: MOH Signs & Symptoms *CDC- Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) *Large Size  *CDC- Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) *Medium Size *CDC- Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) *Small Size: ENGLISH or SWAHILI *CDC – Symptoms: STOP- Do Not Enter/Go Home:  Large Portrait, Small Portrait, or Small Landscape *CDC – Outdoor Poster: Symptoms- Please Read Before Entering *CDC – Indoor Poster: If Symptoms, See Front Desk *CDC- School Symptom Screening Flowchart Videos: MOH – Signs of Corona Virus MOH Corona Virus Animation  MOH – How Corona Spreads CDC – Coronavirus Symptoms Radio Spots: Signs & Symptoms – English LugbaraLuoLusogaNgakarimojong Swahili Transmission – English, Luo, Lugbara, Lusoga, Ngakarimojong, Swahili   Prevention and Care Image 1   General Prevention Posters: *CDC- Help Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 *CDC- Stop the Spread of Germs: Large Poster English, Small Poster English, or Small Poster Swahili Videos: MOH – COVID-19 Prevention Everyone Can get Corona – (English, Luganda) Tudde Ku Normal (Runyankole, Luganda, English) CDC – Stop the Spread of Germs Radio Messages: Everyone Can get Corona – (Acholi, Alur, Ateso, English, Kiswahili, Langi, Lhukonzo, Lugbara, Lumasaba, Luganda, Madi, Ngakarimajong, Rufumbira, Runyankole, Rutooro)   Mask Wearing & Social Distancing Posters: *CDC- Please Wear a Mask: English or Swahili *CDC- Do Choose Masks That… *CDC- Do NOT Choose Masks That… *CDC- How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Mask *CDC- Wear a Mask to Protect You and Your Friends *CDC- Meeting Friends? Protect Yourself and Others from COVID19 *CDC – Help Protect Yourself and Others in Public Settings *CDC- Key Times to Social Distance Radio Messages: MOH – Importance of Wearing a Mask – (Available in Luganda, Acholi, Ateso, Lugbar, Luo, English) MOH – Correct Way of Wearing a Face mask – (Available in Luganda, Acholi, Ateso, Lugbar, Luo, English) Videos: CDC –  Wear a Mask to Protect You and Your Friends – For Young Adults MOH – Dr. Aceng on Wearing Face Masks MOH – Fresh Kid on Wearing Face Masks CDC – How to Wear a Mask   Hand Hygiene & Disinfecting Surfaces Posters: *CDC- Wash Your Hands *CDC- Key Times to Wash Your Hands *CDC- Handwashing is Your Superpower *CDC- Wash Your Hands – Hands that Look Clean Can Still Have Germs *CDC- Stay Healthy, Wash Your Hands!: Large or Small *CDC- Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands: Large or Small *CDC- Students, Did You Wash Your Hands? *CDC- Key Times to Clean and Disinfect Your Home *CDC- Key Times to Wear Gloves Videos: MOH – Handwashing Steps CDC – What You Need To Know About Handwashing   High Risk Individuals CDC One-Stop Shop Toolkits: *Older Adults and People at Higher Risk *People with Disabilities *Retirement Communities *Shared and Congregate Housing  ​Posters: CDC-What You Can Do if Your are at Higher Risk of Severe Illness fron COVID-19 Videos: CDC – Visiting Friends and Family with Higher Risk for Severe Illness CDC – Spending Time with Friends and Family Who Need to Take Extra Precautions   Mental Health Websites: * – Finding What Helps StrongMinds (Mental Health Africa) – Take care of your mental health during the COVID-19 Videos: Triggers of Depression – Grief Triggers of Depression – Life Changes WhatsApp: AMANI: Strongminds’ New Mental Health Chatbot   Seeking Care Image 1   What Do You Do If You Have Symptoms of COVID-19? 1. Immediately Call… In Kampala: KCCA at 0800-99-00-00 Anywhere: MOH at 919 and 0800-10-00-66 Your Healthcare Provider 2. Then… Stay home, except to get medical care Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home Call ahead before visiting a doctor or healthcare center Cover your coughs and clean your hands often Wear a mask anytime you are not alone to protect others.   Home Care for People with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19   MOH – Informational Guide for COVID-19 Patients Undergoing Home Based Care and Isolation USAID – COVID-19 Home-Based Quality Care: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Workers Posters: CDC- 10 Things You Can Do to Manage Your COVID-19 Symptoms at Home: English or Swahili WHO – For ill people WHO – For all members of the household WHO – For caregivers   Other Resources Videos: MOH – Seeking Non-COVID Essential Medical Services CDC – How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home if Someone has COVID-19 CDC – I Think or Know I had COVID-19, and I had Symptoms. When Can I Be With Others? CDC – What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?   Guidelines & Standard Operating Procedures   MOH Guidelines – Click below to download and Print: *COVID-19 Education Sector Response Guidelines Guidance and Advice for Older People COVID-19 Guidelines for Mass Gatherings Guidelines on Mask Use Prevention Guidelines for Conducting Meetings in the Workplace COVID-19 Infection Prevention during Burials Use of Public Transportation during COVID-19 Pandemic Prevention of COVID-19 in Marketplaces Operational Guidelines for Village Health Teams Guidelines on Institutional Quarantine for COVID-19 Protection and Prevention Guidelines for Uniformed Personnel   CDC One-Stop Shop Toolkits For: *Businesses and Workplaces  *Worker Safety and Support *Healthcare Providers *Community & Faith Based Organizations *Colleges & Universities *Elementary and Secondary Schools *Childcare Programs *Youth Sports *Parks and Recreational Facilities *Correctional and Detentional Facilities Testimonials COVID-19 is Real  Videos: Healthcare Worker Testimonial Entebbe RRH (English, Runyankole) Truck Driver Testimonial (Luganda w/English Subtitles) Calls to Action: Videos: Navio – Prevention Call to Action Denis Onyango – Uganda Cranes Captain Ricky Thomson – Co-founder of Safe Boda Charles Peter Mayiga – Katikkiro – Buganda Kingdom *CDC – I Wear a Mask Because… (playlist) This email was sent to If you would no longer like to receive these messages, you can unsubscribe, or update your subscription preferences. 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