Indigenous knowledge on the prevention and cure of Coronavirus should be promoted at all costs.
Freedom of opinion and excessive use of force can create major stumbling blocks for the fight against Coronavirus, as this illustration depicts.
Basic needs such as food are essential for mental health, therefore food distribution must be conducted in a civil manner to observe physical distancing and especially to protect those most vulnerable.
Mathare youth groups have agitated for community welfare improvement, urging for basic needs and a listening ear; this is crucial for holistic wellness including mental health.
The animation acutely depicts the ongoing conspiracy theories fuelling fear and uncertainty, especially worsened by people in authority whose dogmatic pronouncements mislead audiences from the truth, creating anxiety.
In the aftermath of the Coronavirus outbreak, the so-called universal health coverage does not do justice for the underserved populations.
Mapping the Corona virus pandemic in Africa in real time is quite innovative.
In terms of gender, beyond sex disaggregation of infections, such tools can be adapted to reveal real time data on some of the gendered outcomes of the pandemic especially in relation to health. For example number of Gender based Violence cases accessing care or Sexual Reproductive Health Services . These have been impacted greatly during the pandemic. See a Mapping of online studies that show gendered effects of the pandemic across the world from UNESCO https://en.unesco.org/news/mapping-online-articles-covid-19-and-gender.
There seems to be a general public outcry about the apparent underreporting of numbers of people with COVID-19. This highlights the need for accurate statistics so as to deploy adequate mental health services in the response phase of the epidemic.
Panic spreading through social contagion resulted in WhatsApp limiting concurrent forwarded messages to only five at a time, in line with WHO declaration of an "infodemic", where people are sneezing fear through social media.
People with disabilities in Kibera face access barriers to essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, which negatively impacts their mental health,