COVID-19 pandemic – an educational campaign by the Adamed Foundation

24 October 2020

The global pandemic continues to spread. The number of deaths from COVID-19 across the world has exceeded one million people. The second wave of the pandemic is gaining momentum, and we must take special care of our health and the safety of our families. At this point, the key issue is widespread and readily available education on ways to prevent infection.

That is why the Adamed Foundation has launched an educational campaign targeted at raising awareness of the threat posed by the coronavirus, and ways to protect yourself. The campaign launched on Saturday, 24 October. Educational videos and materials prepared for the campaign will be widely disseminated through various communication channels including TV, radio, websites, and social media.

COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for the elderly, and individuals with comorbidities and severe immune impairment. But the coronavirus does not spare the young, either. Fatalities and severe symptoms are increasingly noted in the younger population. 

The most effective way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to follow the rules. Responsible behaviour will help reduce the transmission of the virus, protecting the weakest and most at risk among us. We believe that building awareness plays a crucial role in the fight against coronavirus, which is why it is so important to use credible and reliable sources of information.

Remember that by taking care of yourself you also protect others. You have a role to play in ensuring that the life and health of your friends and family members are not at risk.

From the outset of its activities, the Adamed Foundation has focused its efforts on education. In 2020, it launched a new programme, the Adamed Expert Foundation, which aims to generate, provide and disseminate reliable information based on expert knowledge in the fields of medicine, health promotion, and disease prevention. Under this programme, the Scientific Council, consisting of eminent authorities of Polish medicine, national consultants and presidents of scientific societies, has developed a range of regimens for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 and for the therapy of other patient groups in the new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 2014, the Foundation has been continuously supporting the development of gifted youth, and integrating the scientific community, as well as the pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnological industries. ADAMED SmartUP, a scientific and educational programme which has been in place for 6 years, is addressed to students who have completed an elementary level education. The programme promotes exact and natural sciences, offers expert advice, and grants scholarships to talented young people.

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