COVID-19 and indigenous evaluation in Zambia: My responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

John T Njovu
2020 Evaluation Matters—He Take Tō Te Aromatawai  
"I started taking notice of the coronavirus outbreak when it started to quickly spread to other countries. On 13 January 2020 a first COVID-19 case outside China was confirmed in Thailand. When Europe got affected and numbers started exponentially rising in Italy and England, I became concerned. "When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a pandemic on 11 March and the media increased its coverage, the government started its public awareness and prevention programme. Some
more » ... programme. Some Zambians, including myself, volunteered to help the Ministry of Health in information dissemination. I helped translate the WHO guidelines into Nsenga. It is a language spoken mainly by an indigenous ethnic group, Nsenga, found in the Eastern province of Zambia."
doi:10.18296/em.0059 fatcat:3dvdwikhsbclvosl5ad7fqt7iy