Rooted in Trust: Addressing Vaccine Misinformation through Information Ecosystem Strengthening in Zimbabwe and South Sudan

This powerpoint shares a response to COVID-19 misinformation among vulnerable communities and people affected by humanitarian crises with a focus on Zimbabwe and South Sudan.

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    COVID-19 Vaccines Hesitancy Among Community Health Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors – Brief Report

    Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has implemented the COVID-19 vaccine promotion project in Ethiopia with funding and support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. CCP/Ethiopia conducted a cross-sectional community-based assessment of community health workers’ (CHWs) hesitancy toward COVID-19 vaccines during June and July 2022. CHWs include both Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and Women Development Army (WDA). The assessment aimed to inform risk communication and vaccine promotion programs in Ethiopia. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect information from CHWs regarding exposure to messages about COVID-19 vaccines, risk perceptions and practices related to COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 998 randomly sampled CHWs (491 HEWs and 507 WDAs) were interviewed in five clusters of major regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz, Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Region, Dire Dawa). About 200 randomly sampled CHWs were interviewed from each cluster.

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    An Imperative for the National Public Health School in Burkina Faso to Promote the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Critical Analysis

    The NIH conducted a critical analysis in Burkina Faso based on information from the gray literature of NPHS. This critical analysis was preceded by a review of systematic reviews on barriers and facilitating factors to using ICTs in higher education and a systematic review of ICT use during the COVID-19 pandemic in higher education. An ICT integration model and a clustering of ICT integration factors guided the analysis.

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      COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Healthcare Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors

      Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine promotion project in Ethiopia with funding and technical assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. From February to March 2022, CCP/Ethiopia conducted a cross-sectional facility-based assessment of COVD-19 vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers (HCWs). The assessment aimed to inform the risk communication and vaccine promotion programs in Ethiopia. Mobile phone assisted interviews were used to collect information regarding exposure to COVID-19 messages, risk perceptions and behavioral practices that are relevant to COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 500 randomly sampled healthcare workers were interviewed from selected health centers and hospitals in five clusters of major regions of Ethiopia (Bahir Dar, Hawasa, Jimma, Assossa and Addis Ababa). About 100 randomly sampled HCWs were interviewed from each cluster.

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      Supporting COVID-19 Mitigation

      USAID and other organizations partnered with Impact Credit Solution (ICS) to mobilize a US$40 million fund to provide short-term financing to Indonesia’s healthcare providers and essential goods transportation companies. These short term loans will help these companies maintain their operations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has both made them more important than ever while plunging them into financial duress.

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        Factors influencing COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy among rural community in Bangladesh: A cross-sectional survey based study

        This study aims to investigate COVID-19 vaccine acceptance intention and to identify the potential factors influencing vaccine acceptance and hesitancy among the rural community in Bangladesh.

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          Usage of social and behavioral change communication approaches for effective risk communication to prevent and manage COVID-19 in Nepal

          Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has appeared as the biggest challenge of present time as our health systems are struggling to contain the spread of the virus. As COVID-19 developed rapidly into a pandemic, people need to acquire and apply health information, and adapt into their behavior right away. However, there exists a global epidemic of misinformation alongside this pandemic. People at risk need to be able to take informed decisions on mitigating the effects of the disease outbreak and practice protective and preventive actions. This affirms the urgency and importance of forming a dedicated risk communication team in the country to design and deliver risk communication packages with the SBCC approach addressing the need of sub populations dwelling at all levels.

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            Using COVID-19 Trends And Impact Survey Data To Conduct Prevention And Vaccination Campaigns In The Philippines

            Breakthrough ACTION, USAID’s global social and behavior change project, catalyzes social and behavior change by designing and implementing evidence-based solutions to improve health and development programs around the world. When COVID-19 emerged in late 2019, Breakthrough ACTION was already working on social and behavior change for family planning/reproductive health, malaria, HIV, and other health issues across the globe, including under the Global Health Security Agenda.

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