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Solar power lights up hospital wards and delivery rooms

Japanese funds bring light and power to small hospitals where electricity can be unreliable  

Hacking COVID-19 in Somalia: Hackathon Winners Announced

over the past 72 hours, ten teams of young Somalis from the innovation community, engineers, designers and students have been combining their diverse skill-sets in an attempt to fight Covid-19 with…  

The smile behind the mask

UNDP’s latest comedy spot encourages people to laugh at stigma and wear masks in public.  

Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

New York, 23 July 2020 – The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion people to…  

3 views of COVID-19 from across Somalia

The winners of our recent video competition tell us how the virus has affected their families and communities.  

Somalia’s emergency call centre boosts health response in the fight against COVID-19

If you feel sick or need advice on COVID-19 in Somalia, all you have to do is call 449 – the government’s toll-free hotline set up to offer fast, effective access to emergency health support.  

11-year-old boy wins US$1,000 in Somali-language COVID-19 video competition

The winners of a two-month Somali-language COVID-19 video competition were finally revealed online today, with the US$1,000 first prize going to a short video on some of the best ways to avoid…  

Naciima Abwaan Qorane's latest poem tackles the danger of COVID-19

Poetry is big in Somalia so the right verses can raise a lot of awareness  

Camels, slapstick and wit

Somalia’s leading comedians produce comedy series on COVID-19  

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