TWB’s Global Response to COVID-19
The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of information.
COVID-19 has triggered a global response by governments, aid agencies, and health workers. The pandemic is fueled by what the WHO calls an "infodemic." People aren’t getting enough reliable, accurate and timely information that they can understand and use to best protect themselves.
Everyone needs reliable COVID-19 information in a language and a format that they understand. Responders need to be able to listen to people to understand their needs—no matter what languages they speak.
We’re using our expertise in multilingual communication to address these urgent challenges through:
We’re working with partners to translate critical public-facing content into languages and formats that more people can understand.
TWB Glossary for COVID-19
We’re developing a multilingual, plain-language glossary of key COVID-19 terminology to support clear, consistent public information.
Language Data & Mapping
We’re developing maps that visualize languages and literacy levels globally, to help guide COVID-19 communications.
National and International NGOs
To request language services, please email Manmeet Kaur, TWB’s COVID-19 Response Lead.
Community Aid Groups
Need help translating COVID-19 information? Apply for our free COVID-19 Community Translation Program now.
Translate for TWB
We currently need COVID-19 translation support in many global languages. Apply here.
Our Sponsors and Supporters
The project is funded by the H2H Fund, a funding mechanism for H2H Network members. The fund is a rapid funding vehicle for network members responding to humanitarian crises.
To add your support, email Andrew Bredenkamp now.
Project Updates and Resources
Research report: Slowing transmission - Language challenges in community radio relay of COVID-19 risk communication in Afghanistan