Opinion leaders in Malawi promoting the COVID-19 vaccine

Three opinion leaders were featured in the social posters: Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Roman Catholic – Karonga Diocese, Honorable Fred Kazombo, MP and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, and Sheikh Omar Nkachelenga of Blantyre Islamic Movement. Social media posters are in the Chichewa language.

Source: Opinion leaders in Malawi promoting the COVID-19 vaccine

  • Katie Rodriguez
  • kmicek1@jhu.edu

Uganda COVID-19 Campaign Materials

The Uganda Kijja Kugwa  (English translation: “COVID-19 Will Pass”) campaign promotes awareness of and adherence to the national standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to risk communication and prevention of COVID-19, including vaccine uptake, addressing vaccine hesitancy, and proper management of COVID-19 cases. 

The campaign tools include radio spots, print (posters, fact booklets, home care guide, wall charts, z-cards, stickers, banners), TV spots, videos, social media, digital media tools for providers, clients, and gatekeepers/influencers. Since implementation, the campaign has been refreshed to incorporate messaging on vaccines, including a special Moments campaign. Various materials are available in English, Ateso, Acholi, Karamojong, Luganda, Lumasaba, Lusoga, Runyankore, Runyoro-Rutooro, Swahili, and other local languages.

The campaign was developed In partnership with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF, WHO, USAID, and the USAID Social and Behavior Change Activity. For more information, contact Glory Mkandawire, Chief of Party gmkanda2@jhu.edu.

Resources:

Moments campaign for vaccine uptake, featuring sentimental posters and videos of gatherings with friends, family, and colleagues, that reinforce vaccination.

    Faith Leaders Campaign – Twitter post

    This tweet, from the Inter-religious Council of Kenya, encourages Kenyan citizens to continue to follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines after getting vaccinated.

    Source: Faith Leaders Campaign – Twitter post

      Persuasion and Public Health: Evidence from an Experiment with Religious Leaders during COVID-19 in Pakistan

      We use a Randomized Controlled Trial in Pakistan to test whether one-on-one engagement with community religious leaders can encourage them to instruct congregants to comply with COVID-19 public health guidelines when attending religious gatherings.

      Source: Persuasion and Public Health: Evidence from an Experiment with Religious Leaders during COVID-19 in Pakistan

        Vídeos de prevenção e vacinação – Prevention and Vaccination Videos (Mozambique)

        PIRCOM produced videos, using religious leaders from different congregations, to disseminate key prevention messages with 12 spots and 2 vaccination and COVID-19 spots.

        Source: Prevention and Vaccination Video (Mozambique)

        • Plataforma Inter-Religiosa de Comunicação para a Saúde-PIRCOM
        • mcome@pircom.org.mz

        Involve us in COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, religious leaders tell State

        This news article from Kenya explains that religious leaders also wish to become involved in the country’s campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

        Source: Involve us in COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, religious leaders tell State

          COVID-19 Prevention campaign in the circle of Koro

          ACTED, with the support of ECHO, has implemented support activities as well as information sessions in the district of Koro. This initiative also aims at reinforcing the prevention capacities of the local populations to the risks of the pandemic. With this project, ACTED supports the Malian government in the fight against COVID-19 in the health district of Koro.

          Source: COVID-19 Prevention campaign in the circle of Koro

            WHO strategy for engaging religious leaders, faith-based organizations and faith communities in health emergencies

            This strategy defines how WHO and religious leaders, faith-based organizations, and faith communities can support national governments during health emergencies. The goal is to enable more effective responses by strengthening collaboration between the WHO, national governments and religious leaders, faith-based organizations, and faith communities, resulting in more people being better protected from health emergencies and enjoying better health and well-being, including improved trust and social cohesion.

            Source: WHO strategy for engaging religious leaders, faith-based organizations and faith communities in health emergencies