Tostan Brochures on COVID-19

Tostan is an organization in Senegal which empowers communities to develop and achieve their vision for the future and inspires large-scale movements leading to dignity for all.The organization has produced two pamphlets about COVID-19.

Booklet on COVID-19

This booklet is available in English, French, Portuguese, Créole, Wolof, Pulaar, Mandinka, Oniyan, Maninka, and Bamanankan.

Brochure on An Islamic Perspective on Pandemics, Epidemics, and Contagious Diseases is available

Source: Tostan

Date of Publication: May 31, 2020

Community Leadership Development Program (Community LDP)

The Community LDP trains community leaders on the importance of community values in leadership practices and provides them with the management tools that facilitate community management and participation.

With an emphasis on empowerment, the Community LDP instills community leaders with ethical values that result in effective leadership. Involving the community and ensuring sustainability through local ownership, the Community LDP ensures greater health access and addresses the identified priority health issues of the community in line with MSH’s Health Systems Strengthening approach. This tool involves a series of five workshops.

Last modified: March 25, 2019

Language: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish

Health Phone [Videos, Website]

HealthPhone™ is a personal video reference library and guide to better health and nutrition practices, for families and communities, including the illiterate, in their language, distributed on mobile phones.

HealthPhone™ provides families with their own personal reference library and guide to better health practices. Available in real time, right to those who need it, when they need it and when a health problem is about to strike, where they are, and as they are.

There is no signal or connection required. HealthPhone’sover 1,400 health and nutrition videos are available on the following topics:

  • Timing of Pregnancy
  • Births
  • Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health
  • Child Development and Early Learning
  • Breastfeeding
  • Nutrition and Growth, Immunization
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughs, Colds and More Serious Illnesses
  • Hygiene
  • Malaria
  • HIV
  • Child Protection
  • Injury Prevention
  • Emergencies: preparedness and response

This knowledge, in 61 languages, is pre-loaded on microSD chips for popular low-cost models of mobile phones – no signal is required, nor cost to download videos and other media. Users choose what they want to watch and listen to and when, wherever they happen to be.

Source: HealthPhone

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

How to Prevent Cholera

This fact sheet offers information about cholera prevention related to sanitation, food and water. It also covers signs and symptoms, treatment, and treatment of water.

The Arabic version of this fact sheet is located here.

Source: Hesperian Foundation

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

PrEP Yourself Against HIV

This brochure provides patients with basic information about PrEP such as what it is, who it is for, and how to start it.

Source: New York State Department of Health

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019