Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Monday, June 1, 2020

118 Books in 95 languages - COVID-19


Good to note that more easy-to-read small books on COVID-19 are becoming available in local languages. I noticed one in Gadaba language, spoken in Orissa/India, with local photos and with input from a doctor living in the area. Other available materials were translated via Bloom from international booklets. Good!

Still we have a long way to go to get the information out!


Regards,
Karsten


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sniffles - Who are vulnerable?



There is lots of information shared about the prevention of the spread of viruses these days. In terms of vulnerability we usually talk about medical vulnerability. But how about information vulnerability? There are several groups of people that fall into that category. How about those who do not understand the major languages through which the information of the governments and health organizations is distributed? How about kids who have difficulty to make sense out of the adult talks?

Sniffles is a cute kids' book published by Pratham with an appealing story about a girl with a cold who accidentally got her friends sniffing and sneezing. At the end it gives some simple explanation on how the spread of a virus happens and can be prevented. A relevant topic for today! The book has been put on Storyweaver and Bloom, so that it can easily be translated in any other language. It is already available in Sadri (Devanagri), Kolami, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, English-Kannada, and Hindi.

Let me know if you're aware of other resources available in local languages that can help those who are vulnerable in this time of the Coronavirus.

Regards,

Karsten