One of the most effective ways we can help combat the spread of COVID-19, and limit its impact on fragile health systems, is by building people’s knowledge and awareness. We’re promoting preventative action in communities, including practicing good hygiene and physical distancing measures, in line with national government
guidelines and recognized best practice. From posters to podcasts, we’re using a range of channels to reach people with the information they need to stay safe and healthy.
In Yangon, for example, we’re working closely with the government to share advice, encouraging people to follow the latest guidelines and raising awareness through community announcements and poster campaigns. Lifesaving information about the pandemic, including information on hand washing and wearing masks, is being distributed to raise community awareness and to protect vulnerable groups and prevent the transmission of the virus. The production of thousands of flyers, posters and other Information, education and communication materials, in Myanmar language and 7 ethnic languages, which are being distributed in key areas such as quarantine centers, hospitals, public markets and bus terminals.