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Films about coronavirus (COVID-19)

In Africa and South Asia more than 3 billion people live with little access to intensive care. Their best hope is through knowledge and information, allowing communities to slow the epidemic, protect those most vulnerable, and continue accessing treatment for other deadly illnesses. Picturing Health is working in partnership with leading research organisations, as well as UNICEF and NGOs to produce films and public health messages to get the right information to the people who need it.

Watch, download and share our films

Our films below are designed to get reliable, practical and easy-to-follow advice to those who need it most in Africa and Asia. They are available to watch now and to download and share in a range of language options and quality settings – including a small file which is ideal for sharing quickly on online through messaging platforms such as WhatsApp.

All about COVID-19: Advice for African communities

How does coronavirus (COVID-19) spread? What are the symptoms? Who is at risk? How can you protect yourself and your family? This short animation, designed for a range of settings and in different languages, answers these questions.

Language options: English | FrenchChichewa | Runyankole | Luganda | RutooroShona | Icibemba | Rukiga | Rukonjo | Arabic

All about COVID-19: Advice for Asian communities

How does coronavirus (COVID-19) spread? What are the symptoms? Who is at risk? How can you protect yourself and your family? This short animation, designed for a range of settings and in different languages, answers these questions.

Language options: Asia (English) | Asia (Hindi)Asia (Tamil)

Protecting the elderly from coronavirus in rural Africa

Elderly people play a key role in rural Africa, raising grandchildren and orphans from the HIV epidemic. But now they are under threat from COVID-19. What can communities do to protect their elderly? This short film explains the threat and encourages communities to find their own solutions.

Language options: English | Chichewa | Shona | Rukiga | Rutooro | Runyankole | Rukonjo | Luganda | Arabic

COVID-19: A message for youth

A short message about reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to save the lives of the most vulnerable. Young people in Africa explain the importance of physical distancing, regular hand washing, and staying at home.

COVID on the Breadline

What does COVID-19 mean for the three quarters of a billion of the world’s inhabitants on the breadline. Will they be hit harder by the pandemic – or lockdowns designed to slow its spread? What will it mean for the children of the world’s poor, five million of whom die every year before they reach their fifth birthday?  What other solutions are available?

COVID on the Breadline (short version)

This seven-minute version of our film about COVID-19 provides a condensed exaimation of how coronavirus will impact on the lives of those living on the breadline.