The world is currently facing a pandemic that has altered the way people interact and communicate. In the face of Covid-19, social media has been a great way for communities to stay connected despite the physical separation. During the Spanish flu of 1918, there are few measures that governments used such as social distancing but effective communication tools were lacking. This contributed in creation of communication barriers in combating the Spanish Flu pandemic by the then governments and societies. Lessons from the Spanish Flu epidemic has aided in combating this current pandemic by appreciating the growth and advanced methods of communication which were not as advanced as they are now. Governments and the Society lacked reliable means of communication to quickly share news and dispense information.
Social distancing is one of the measures that had been recommended by the World Health Organization, governments and civil societies to assist in prevention of the Covid-19. Over the last few years, social media has proven to be an effective method of communication through different cultures and communities making the world into one global village. Uamuzi App has proven useful at a time like this when many are isolated from one another. Conversations around the corona virus, especially at the community level through Uamuzi App has helped navigate this crisis through discussions reflecting on the societal needs, using effective ways to assist each member of the community to avert this crisis through provision of correct information released by the relevant authorities.
As the government, organizations and public health experts/ interest groups are looking for an effective means to directly engage with the public, Uamuzi App is designed to assist in such situations by connecting people from different levels of local governance. With the Covid-19 Pandemic, Uamuzi App is being used to enhance the much-needed mobilization of the public to follow quarantine procedures, quickly decrease the spread of fear, uncertainty and enhance public trust in public health measures.