Earlier this year the Africa Digital Media Foundation secured grant funding from the U.S-based McNulty Foundation to create publicly available content on COVID-19 to create public awareness, and also help in health worker training. As the project comes to a conclusion, we share some of the main impacts that this project has had, and what may lay in store for the future.
The main deliverables that came out of this project include:
- COVID-19 in Africa Portal
A one-stop portal where the public can get up-to-date multimedia content information about COVID-19 from verified sources, as well as resources and tools to manage the virus.
- Community Health Worker Training
Multimedia cloud-based training content and certification of community health workers to learn how to identify, manage, and educate communities about COVID-19.
So far, the project has engaged 13 young people to develop content over five months. The content was made publicly available online, and the application will remain avai;able on our partner Medic Mobile’s community health toolkit which is accessible to over 20,000 health workers worldwide.
ADMF is now partnering with national and regional organisations in the health and public health sector to build on the Creatives Against COVID program to continue developing content to support health workers to plan and respond to COVID-19 among vulnerable populations.
Want to find out more about how ADMF can help create or bring to life content for health worker training, engaging public health messaging, or other COVID-related needs? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.