Guinea COVAX Video 1

Video spot promoting COVID-19 vaccination in Guinea, specifically for the elderly. The video is in French and three local languages.

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  • Antonia Morzenti
  • amorzen1@jhu.edu

“Esta nas nossas mãos” (“It’s in our hands”) COVID-19 Campaign

Since the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO in 2020, the USAID-funded Breakthrough ACTION project has been supporting Mozambique’s Ministry of Health (MOH) with risk communication and community engagement activities to disseminate timely and appropriate COVID-19 prevention messages and, recently, to address vaccine hesitancy among the general population.

“Está nas nossas mãos” (It’s in our hands) was the first nationwide communication campaign undertaken by the Breakthrough ACTION and the Ministry of Health to raise public awareness, promote prevention and vaccination against COVID-19 in Mozambique  The campaign was largely supported by other implementation partners and local media.

The campaign is based on a series of animated video spots on COVID-19, using simple messages with a set of graceful, fun and popular cartoon characters developed locally, as a way to reverse audience fatigue, regain people’s attention and help reduce the fear caused by COVID-19.

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  • Felisberto Massingue
  • fmassingue@jhuccp.org.mz

Liberia COVID-19 Social Media Images

The following are social media graphics developed to help promote COVID-19 vaccines in Liberia. The graphics were made in under the Healthy Life brand and collaboration between Liberia Ministry of Health and Breakthrough ACTION Liberia, with funding from USAID.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Liberia Fact Sheet

This fact sheet was developed for use by radio talkshow hosts, local leaders and politicians, and more. The fact sheet was meant to describe COVID-19 and the vaccine in simple terms to be used when working with communities to help generate awareness, dispel rumors and misinformation, and to answer questions.

Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Liberia Fact Sheet

  • Tyler Best
  • tylerbest@jhu.edu

COVID-19 Vaccine Healthy Life Liberia Skit

This skit was made to highlight the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in Liberia. The skit provides information about the vaccine benefits, specifications, priority groups, and locations it is being given. The skit was made as part of the Healthy Life brand and was made in collaboration with the Liberia Ministry of Health, Last Mile Health, and Breakthrough ACTION Libera, with funding by USAID.

Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Healthy Life Liberia Skit

  • Tyler Best
  • tylerbest@jhu.edu

COVID-19 Vaccination Liberia Posters

These posters urge readers to take the COVID-19 vaccine at their first opportunity. These posters were created in collaboration with the Liberia Ministry of Health, Last Mile Health, and Breakthrough ACTION, and were funded by USAID.

Source: COVID-19 Vaccination Liberia Posters

COVAX Radio Spot 2

Audio message promoting COVID-19 vaccination in Guinea. The radio spots are in seven different languages.

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  • Antonia Morzenti
  • amorzen1@jhu.edu

COVAX Radio Spot

Audio message promoting COVID-19 vaccination in Guinea. The radio spots are in seven different languages.

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  • Antonia Morzenti
  • amorzen1@jhu.edu

Vira, the vaccine chatbot

Vira, the vaccine chatbot was created by the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at IBM Research to reach people with simple answers to their common COVID-19 vaccine questions. Vira is adaptive, learning by listening to users’ questions and feedback to help scientists respond to emerging questions.

Vira was inspired by previous research that showed automated chatbots using AI can effectively communicate credible information and support health behavior changes. 

Vira can help health workers or anyone who seeks help fielding questions from family and friends about the COVID-19 vaccines. Check out Vira, a vax chatbot that’s here to help you and your loved ones make an informed decision.

Source: Vira, the vaccine chatbot

  • Rose Weeks
  • rweeks@jhu.edu

Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

This news article by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains that you should not use the livestock dewormer drug called ivermectin to treat COVID-19. The FDA published the article in response to a rumor that the medicine is a miracle cure but has since resulted in increased calls to poison control centers across the US.

Source: Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19