In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anera is creating Arabic health materials that address a range of topics, from identifying symptoms to protecting your immune system.
Anera staff in Lebanon and Palestine are creating and sharing materials based on needs we identify in local communities. We will add new content to this page regularly. Please feel free to share our materials and come back to check for updates.
Hand washing film
A very short animated guide to the six steps to thoroughly wash your hands.
It's really not a joke!
The COVID-19 virus needs to be taken seriously. A resource to share with those who don't appreciate the danger.
Keeping your phone clean
Don't let your mobile phone become a disease vector.
If you know of cases of family or workplace abuse, don't hesitate to contact the numbers mentioned. Looking out for each other is our shared responsibility.
What is coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a group of viruses that cause disease in humans and other animals. Symptoms include respiratory infections. (Source: WHO)
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough. Some might also suffer from aches and pains. (Source: WHO)
Do I need a face mask to protect myself?
Don’t use protective face mask unless you have symptoms, such as coughing, or if you are caring for someone who might be infected. (Source: WHO)
Is it safe to receive packages from places with high rates of infection?
Yes. The chances of getting the infection through mailed packages are slim due to varying temperatures during the shipping process. (Source: WHO)
What should I avoid?
Smoking, using facemasks multiple times, taking antibiotics. (Source: WHO)
Anxiety and fear affect the immune system
Fake news creates fear, which weakens the immune system. Be aware and make sure you check your facts before sharing!
How do we differentiate between fake news and real news?
Before you share, make sure the source is reliable from a trusted health organization. Check the date to make sure it’s not old news.
Video and voice messages
The news that we receive through screen shots, video or voice recordings might be fake. It’s important to check their validity through trusted news channels.
What is social distancing?
It includes not shaking hands, avoiding crowds, and staying at least two meters away from people. Most important is to stay home and not leave unless absolutely necessary.
What is isolation?
Isolation is a strategy to completely isolate those who have been infected from healthy people to prevent infection. Isolation can be at home or in a health facility.
What is quarantine?
Quarantine limits the movement of those who might be infected in order to confirm if they have the virus and ensure that it doesn’t spread.
Sitting at home doesn't mean sitting all day!
Search for exercises to do on the internet. Take stairs. Get up once and a while.
Comparing symptoms for cold, flu and COVID-19
This helpful chart shows a side-by-side comparison of the symptoms of the cold, flu and COVID-19 virus.