Project Example

West Africa Region COVID-19 Posters

As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, Catholic Relief Services/ West Africa Regional Office commissioned these posters to encourage the adoption of behaviors that prevent the spread of the virus, including handwashing, social distancing, the use of alternative greetings, and other barriers to disease transmission.

These posters, which use expressive, colorful illustrations to convey messages that can be understood by low literacy populations, are intended for both rural and urban communities throughout the region, including in neighborhoods, settlements, and even health care facilities.

The posters cover these topics:

  • Wash hands with water and soap after coughing, blowing nose, and using the toilet; also shows use of hand sanitizer

  • Maintain a distance from others

  • Use elbow when coughing or sneezing, dispose of the tissue after blowing nose, and avoid touching one’s face
  • If you are feeling ill, go to the nearest health center

  • If you are feeling ill, call the hotline
  • Summary of preventative behaviors

Source: Catholic Relief Services

Date of Publication: April 30, 2020