USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 3 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso

This is the third issue of the USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso newsletter (October 2020). The newsletter contains information on how USAID and its implementing partners are helping to strengthen Burkina Faso’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance is provided through many activities that support the different thematic committees established:

  • Diagnosis/laboratory
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Surveillance
  • Coordination
  • Risk communication and community engagement
  • Case management
  • Logistics

Source: USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 3 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso

  • Lydie Ky
  • lky@savechildren.org

USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 2 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso

This is the second issue of the USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso newsletter (October 2020). The newsletter contains information on how USAID and its implementing partners are helping to strengthen Burkina Faso’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This assistance is provided through many activities that support the different thematic committees established:

  • Diagnosis/laboratory
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Surveillance
  • Coordination
  • Risk communication and community engagement
  • Case management
  • Logistics

Source: USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 2 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso

  • Lydie Ky
  • lky@savechildren.org

Mali COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions series

This FAQ series, available in French, was developed by Breakthrough ACTION Mali in collaboration with the National Communication Sub-Commission of the COVID-19 Crisis Committee. The series was distributed across a range of partners as part of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in 2021. Content was developed in collaboration with all partners and adapts key information and messages of the World Health Organization’s COVID Vaccine FAQs and detailed SAGE recommendations to the context of Mali’s vaccine campaign, its vaccine eligible populations and available vaccine types.

The series includes:

  1. COVID-19 vaccine FAQ for Health workers
  2. FAQ for the general public
  3. AstraZeneca vaccine FAQ
  4. Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine FAQ

Source: Mali COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions series

  • Jorie Nana
  • mnana@jhu.edu

Research brief: Barriers to COVID-19 prevention behaviors in Côte d’Ivoire

This research brief, available in both English and French, summarizes the results of a qualitative study examining barriers to a range of COVID-19 prevention behaviors early on in the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2020.

The study included individual interviews (IDIs) with COVID-19 survivors, individuals who lost a family member to the disease, and health workers. Focus group discussions (FGDs) were also conducted with members of the general population to explore social norms and community perceptions related to COVID-19.

Source: Research brief: Barriers to COVID-19 prevention behaviors in Côte d’Ivoire

Entertainment-Education Campaigns and COVID-19: How Three Global Organizations Adapted the Health Communication Strategy for Pandemic Response and Takeaways for the Future

COVID-19 created a substantial set of challenges for health communication practitioners in the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating entertainment-education (EE) campaigns. EE is a theory and evidence-based communication strategy that employs entertainment media for educational messaging. Here, we briefly review EE campaigns in response to previous health emergencies and present three cases of EE responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from leading global organizations.

Source: Entertainment-Education Campaigns and COVID-19: How Three Global Organizations Adapted the Health Communication Strategy for Pandemic Response and Takeaways for the Future

    Misinformation Alerts

    These insights are based on a combination of automated media monitoring and manual review by public health data analysts. Media data are publicly available data from many sources, such as social media, broadcast television, newspapers and magazines, news websites, online video, blogs, and more. Analysts from the Public Good Projects triangulate this data along with other data from fact checking organizations and investigative sources to provide an accurate, but not exhaustive, list of currently circulating misinformation.

    Source: Misinformation Alerts

      Perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Synthesis of a qualitative study

      This document summarizes the results of a qualitative research done on perceptions related to COVID-19 vaccines in 2020, before the introduction of vaccines in Cote d’Ivoire in 2021. A “3C” model (Confidence, convenience, and complacency) was used to classify the major determinants of intention to be vaccinated in a population of adult residents of Abidjan.

      Source: Perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Synthesis of a qualitative study

      • Jorie Nana
      • mnana@jhu.edu

      Alerta Guatemala COVID-19 Prevention Campaign Materials

      The Alerta Guatemala campaign is a COVID-19 prevention campaign from the Breakthrough ACTION Guatemala team. The campaign emphasizes that COVID-19 is still contagious and dangerous even if one has been vaccinated or previously infected. The prevention methods of distancing, masking and hand washing are highlighted, encouraging people to not let their guard down against COVID-19. The campaign materials include a TV spot, radio spots, print materials and digital/social media (intagram and facebook) materials in Spanish. The radio spots are also in the indigenous languages of Mam, Kaqchikel, Kiche, Q’Anjob’Al, and Keqchi. This campaign was aimed at the general public.

      • Lily Merritt
      • lilyhmerritt@jhu.edu

      Establishing and Managing a Hotline: A Technical Brief

      Hotlines are particularly valuable during emergencies, so design teams must consider a variety of issues to establish them successfully. This technical brief addresses key questions and challenges to consider when setting up a hotline, especially within the context of COVID-19 or other pandemics.

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        Using Behavioural Science & Human Centered Design to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination

        The study aims to use a behaviour science and human centred design approach to understand the barriers to uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, and use this fundamental understanding to design interventions to drive vaccine uptake in Punjab and Maharashtra. Our methodology involved remote in-depth interviews with stakeholders, and users with barriers to COVID-19 vaccination in rural and urban Nagpur, Bathinda and Faridkot.

        Source: Using Behavioural Science & Human Centered Design to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination