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HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION IN THE NORTHWEST AMAZON

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been imperative for communities living outside of urban areas to access reliable information about how to protect themselves from COVID-19. Indigenous organizations across the Amazon, along with state agencies and NGOs, created digital infographics to more easily spread consolidated, pertinent information regarding preventative measures against the disease, as well as resources for accessing support. For communities without access to clinical care or medical supplies, these infographics were designed to support communities as they cared for themselves—managing isolation, treatment, and burial protocols on their own.

Kichwa Language
Infographics, Peru

These bilingual Spanish-Kichwa public health images were produced by COICA Peru (Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica — Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations

of the Amazon Basin)

COVID-19 Toolkit:
Fundación Gaia
Amazonas, Colombia

These images were part of illustrated COVID-19 toolkits produced by Fundación Gaia Amazonas (Colombia) for distribution to rural Amazonian communities. They offer essential information for understanding, preventing, and managing COVID-19 exposures and infections within communities. They also offer guidance related to the practical and cultural needs of those communities, including self-sufficiency and autonomy for medicine, food, and mutual aid.

Image courtesy of Alianza CEIBO.

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Image courtesy of Alianza CEIBO.

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Image courtesy of Alianza CEIBO.

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Image courtesy of Alianza CEIBO.

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Image courtesy of Alianza CEIBO.

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Image courtesy of Alianza CEIBO.

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Sekopai Language
Infographics, Ecuador

These infographics in the Secopai language were produced by Alianza CEIBO, Ecuador. They offer detailed guidance for preventing and recognizing COVID-19 infection, including a comparative symptom chart, in the Secopai language.

Infographics from Peru

These Spanish language infographics were produced in Peru by Indigenous organizations and the Ministry of Culture. They offer guidelines for managing potential exposures of entire communities to COVID-19 infection, through community isolation measures. Infographics from SERVINDI and ORPIO offer instructions on reducing exposure through deliveries of food and supplies from outside of communities, and instructions for informing health authorities of infections within communities.

"COVID-19 Prevention strategy for Indigenous and originary peoples." Image courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Peru

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"Recommendations for receiving food supplies in communities." Infographic courtesy of SERVINDI Peru.

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"Confronting the pandemic within communities." Infographic courtesy of SERVINDI Peru.

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"What is Coronavirus and how to prevent it in Indigenous communities?" Infographic courtesy of ORPIO Peru.

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"Urgent measures for complying with the Indigenous quarantine." Infographic courtesy of ORPIO Peru.

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"Community reporting of COVID-19, Loreto, Peru." Infographic courtesy of ORPIO Peru.

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