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Protecting through Love

 

#BeKind #BeSafe #BeInformed

Background

On 16 June 2021, the Office of the First Lady launched the  #LOVEProtects Campaign. The campaign is aimed at amplifying the public health messaging of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), challenging misinformation, providing critical and accurate information regarding COVID-19 vaccines and to highlight the impact of COVID-19. At the same time the campaign is encouraging vaccination and compliance to public health regulations as key ways in alleviating the COVID-19 pandemic in Namibia.

The situation is the worst that we have ever seen, and the numbers we see are people that we love. And love…protects. Love does not go out irresponsibly and comes home and makes other people sick. So, if we need to stay at home for the next three weeks and not go out drinking or braaiing, that’s what we have to do because that is the price of love.

ONE  BIG Impact

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18427

Masks

distributed

2

Monthly reports

6

weekly reports

4

Mobile counselling vans to support

mental health

75

Religious leaders &

11 social workers trained for trauma debriefing

3600

Community members

vaccinated

9

Vaccination

pop-up sites

7

Conversation with

FLON

11

Multilingual

videos

2357

vaccination care packs

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COVID-19 INTERVENTIONS

Facebook Live - Conversations with F LON

In response to the flood of disinformation, false news, and misinformation that has infiltrated our national consciousness, the Office of the First Lady of the Republic of Namibia created the Facebook Live Dialogues “Conversations with FLON."

 

Through this, FLON engages experts, including medical specialists such as psychiatrists, psychologists, lung specialists, neurologist, doctors and an ICU ward medical officer, as well as wellness practitioners, SGBV experts, journalists, and religious leaders.

 

Our dialogues are shared through the Informanté’s Facebook page and broadcast on national TV (NBC 1). This is how we  should all confront misinformation in relation to COVID-19, encourage community members to get vaccinated and call for our loved ones to adhere to public health regulations.

#LOVEProtects: A Conversation with FLON and Dr Bruwer

#LOVEProtects: A Conversation with FLON and Dr Bruwer
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Catch up

on our 6 dialogues:
 

  • Conversation with FLON and Dr Bruwer (Lung Specialist);

  • COVID-19, myths, disinformation and mental health consequences;

  • Grief, anxiety and mental health during the third wave;

  • Long COVID and other post clinical COVID-19 conditions;

  • Everything there is to know on COVID-19; and

  • When Home is not a safe haven (SGBV and COVID-19).

Multilingual videos

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#LOVEProtects has produced and published 11 multilingual videos urging Namibians to comply with public health regulations while encouraging those eligible to receive the available COVID-19 vaccines to get vaccinated in Oshikwanyama, Rukwangali, German, Khoekhoegowab Sign Language, Otjiherero, Afrikaans, Silozi, Setswana, and Khwedam.