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COVID-19 Response Platform

About the ASSIST Covid-19 Resource Platform

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill – overwhelming health systems, crippling economies, and disrupting daily life.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly contagious infectious disease that attacks the respiratory system. There is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19, prompting governments to implement tough social distancing policies and lockdowns to curb the spread. However, the consequences of the pandemic and the necessary containment measures have reached beyond public health and devastated financial markets, international supply chains, various industries, down to the level of households. 

In Southeast Asia, a region characterized by limited healthcare capacities, dense national populations and interdependence among states, comprehensive multi-stakeholder efforts are needed to protect lives and livelihoods. The Philippines is currently one of the countries within the region most at-risk of the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19.

A global health crisis urgently calls for a coordinated and informed global response. Every day, we are bombarded with new information on the current situation and new terminologies like social distancing and flattening the curve. Given the stakes, there is a greater need to ensure this information is communicated correctly and accurately.

The ASSIST COVID-19 resource platform provides context, preventive measures, and key resources on COVID-19 that can help reduce its unprecedented impact through reliable, verified information.

In line with its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to its target sectors, ASSIST is one with the international community in the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) map

Key Preventive Measures

With the absence of a treatment for COVID-19, the public is called to practice individual efforts in mitigating the spread of the infection.

1. Stay home as much as possible

2. Stay six feet apart when outside

3. Wash your hands frequently

4. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing

5. Stay informed

6. Wear mask

Key Resources

ASSIST recognizes the danger of the spread of misinformation and its potential to further worsen the situation. As communication experts, ASSIST Creative Lab has developed public service announcements to communicate information that you can trust.

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Other Sources

Let's Collaborate

ASSIST Creative Lab can provide support in your efforts to cope with COVID-19

Whether you’re an organization in need of multimedia services to convey data or public service announcements or a private individual looking to launch online campaigns with calls to donate, ASSIST Creative Lab can provide support in your efforts to cope with COVID-19.      

You can see more of what we do at or email us at [email protected].

 Together, let’s create impact that inspires action!

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ASSIST Creative Lab is a specialized unit of Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation.

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