Making of No-Cost Face Masks at Home to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India has created a three-minute video called Making of No-Cost Face Masks at Home to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus“. It has been uploaded separately in 12 other major Indian languages thus enabling the free face mask message to be understood throughout rural and urban India, and have been designed specifically for poor and lower middle class households, including for non-readers.

These short videos demonstrate how these vulnerable families can easily make no-cost face masks/coverings at home, use them hygienically and observe related precautions. They can be used by all those working in government agencies, and NGOs in health, community and adult education/school programmes and any awareness-raising activities related to Covid-19.

The list of the video in 12 major Indian languages is below.

Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India

Date of Publication: August 26, 2020

COVID-Ready Communication Playbook for Health Professionals

The team at VitalTalk crowdsourced this playbook to provide some practical advice to health care professionals on how to talk to their patients about some difficult topics related to COVID-19.

Building on their experience studying and teaching communication they’ve drawn on their networks to crowdsource the challenges and match them with advice from some of the best clinicians they know.

Last modified: June 18, 2020

Language: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese




    Educational Video on Kids’ Backpacks

    This video follows a young mother and her daughter. The daughter is clearly carrying a heavy backpack, accompanying the mother on her shopping. When they get home, the mother realizes how heavy the child’s backpack is, and recalls her daughter complaining often about how hard it is to carry it around.

    The video ends with a school teacher announcing that the students do not have to carry all of their books around every day – that they will be given lockers and will have much less to carry. The teacher apologizes to the students.

    Date of Publication: March 25, 2019


    mSehat is a unique mobile based healthcare initiative to empower frontline health workers (FLWs), Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), Anganwadi (AWW), and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs ) to leverage technology in order to help improve their performance. This is accomplished via automated and multimedia enabled job-aids and on-demand training. Using this app also enhances their motivational levels by generating automated reports, timely incentive payments, and data management.

    The goal of mSehat is to accelerate the reduction of maternal, neonatal, child mortality and total fertility rate in Uttar Pradesh by empowering frontline health workers (ASHA, AWW, and ANM) with an integrated mSehat service delivery platform leading to improved performance through effective planning, management, and execution of their day-to-day work.

    Source: SIFPSA

    Date of Publication: March 25, 2019