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Movendi International works with different approaches and on different problems but together, as a movement, we tackle alcohol and others drugs as obstacles to development to promote justice, democracy and Human Rights for all. Our member organizations are often central in their communities, providing essential information, services and opportunities for engagement.

In the ongoing public health crisis that is COVID-19, Movendi International members have shifted gear and are responding in impressive and inspiring ways to the pandemic. There is a vast number of member organizations who are running critical initiatives as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus and for the protection of people, families and communities. The initiatives range from information campaigns in the most marginalized villages, to online meetings and workshops, to offering healthy activities and coping advice for children, to making protective equipment and delivering face masks.

Here, we are compiling a worldwide overview of how Movendi International member organizations are stepping up in the face of this unprecedented public health crisis.

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  • ADIC, Sri Lanka: Informing the community, exposing harmful industries and donating to COVID-19 response fund
  • Stop Drink Network, Thailand: Community information about health and safety and national level advocacy to prevent and reduce alcohol harm
  • PDP-Center, Cambodia: Community information, advocacy and alcohol industry counter-action
  • Sarvodaya Samiti, Odisha, India: Providing protective masks to the most vulnerable
  • Student Campaign against Drugs (SCAD), Kenya: Protecting children, supporting caregivers, countering Big Alcohol and advocating for alcohol policy measures
  • SCAD, ACPN, others advocate against alcohol being listed as ‘essential product”
  • Slum Child Foundation, Kenya: Online conversation to prevent and reduce incidences of gender-based violence during COVID-19 crisis
  • Women and Child Vision, Tanzania: Reaching those at risk of being left behind with critical hygiene and health information
  • Wellbeing Initiative, Nigeria: Twitter health promotion campaign
  • Youth against Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Zimbabwe: Joint call for alcohol sales ban during crisis
  • For Youth by Youth, Zimbabwe: Community kitchen for the most vulnerable ones
  • Value Health Africa, Cameroon: Raising awareness on COVID-19 in all regions
  • Uganda Youth Development Link: Protection from gender-based violence
  • Young People in Recovery, USA: Inspiring and supporting people in recovery and their friends and families during this crisis
  • Junis, Sweden: More Activity Offerings for Kids – both online and IRL
  • UNF, Sweden: Informing members and holding politicians accountable
  • Center for Youth Education, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Supporting young people online and making protective equipment for healthcare workers
  • IOGT in Germany: Around the clock support for people in need
  • Slovenia: Advice for parents and political work to prevent and reduce alcohol harm
  • Slovakia: Raising population-level awareness about alcohol harms in relation to the COVID-19 public health crisis
  • CZOR Serbia: protection of minors from availability of alcohol
  • IOGT Iceland: community support during COVID-19 pandemic


In the lead-up to UHC Day 2020 (“Health for All: Protect Everyone”), we are highlighting how CSEM member organizations are contributing to ensure the COVID-19 response protects everyone and keeping momentum going for universal health coverage amid the crisis. See more.

Join us for the virtual UHC Day rally on 12 December 2020 — share your commitment to UHC and call on decision-makers to protect everyone!