MD International stepped in desperate times and pioneered a community initiative “I am a COVID Guardian”. The initiative went viral among all community members and everyone participated in this fight against COVID. This awareness campaign engaged community organizations, leaders, youth, and the general public united against the COVID.
“ I am COVID Guardian “
Campaign by MD-International
MDI has taken an initiative during second wave of COVID -19 in Alberta by starting a campaign “ I am a COVID Guardian “
The campaign has four components
1- Reaching out to different communities:
Video messages on prevention and limiting spread of COVID-19 by involving different community leaders and community members to share their messages in their own languages . These video messages are shared on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.
“Around 100 videos in over 25 languages have been done .”
Here is a great message by Dr. Fizza Rafiq as part of the campaign “I am a COVID Guardian”.
2- Involving International Medical Graduates in contact tracing :
With the help of AHS and the Government of Alberta, we are trying to engage our international Medical graduates to get involved. They are great sources in our community who can make strong bridges between different ethnic communities and health care providers as they belong to various ethnic backgrounds and can communicate with their people in their own language to provide the information as per AHS guidelines.
We are collaborating with AIMGA now and around 70-90 IMGs are hired already.
3- Creating Awareness about upcoming COVID-19 Vaccines :
MD-INTERNATIONAL Scientific and Research committee has organized a free interactive webinar on Myths , Mysteries and Facts of COVID-19 Vaccines . Webinar was held on December 17th at 7:00 pm and has reached more than 5K peoples on national and international levels .
4- Fundraiser for collecting money for food for needy families in our community.
MDI will be collaborating with local organizations to help and support in their initiatives to help families who are effected by Covid -19 Pandemic.
Meals for U is a joint initiative by MDI and Pakistani Community Associations to provide hot and cooked meals to low income Covid positive families . We have been raising funds from our platforms to support this campaign. Since December 22nd we have provided , healthy , nutritious food prepared by an authentic restaurant in Calgary to more than 100 people at their door steps .