IAS Conference E-posters

Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria presented two e-posters at the just concluded 23rd International AIDS Conference.

The two posters titled Reinforcing COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement Response in Nigeria Through the Use of Mobile Curriculum and “COVID-19 Response Through 3-2-1 Digital Mobile Technology In Nigeria respectively were virtually presented on the poster virtual exhibition July 10th and 11th 2020. and is currently on the COVID-19 IAS Conference.

These posters are based on the Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria support to the NCDC’s Risk communications and community engagement (RCCE) activities on the coronavirus pandemic through the United States Agency for International Agency (USAID) funding. .

Source: IAS Conference E-posters

    Kenya National Communication and Community Engagement Strategy for Coronavirus

    The overall goal of this strategy is to effectively coordinate Kenyan national and county communications and community engagement activities to prevent the spread of the disease, build trust in the leaders and health workers to provide accurate information and essential services, and encourage communities’ active participation in supporting the risk reduction and response measures.

    Specifically, the communication strategy is designed to enhance:

    1. Coordination: Strengthen coordination and information management structures across government ministries (health, agricultural, ICT and more) and county governments as well as with development partners and private sector entities to promote an efficient and holistic approach to addressing the multifaceted impacts of the pandemic.
    2. Effective Messages: Amplify key public health awareness messages and catalyze conversations with communities to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially for the highest risk groups, and ensure people still go to health facilities for essential services. In addition, mobilize formal and informal leaders to share accurate information.
    3. Two-Way Communication: Promote two-way communication with communities to reduce fear, misconceptions, and stigma; to understand risk perceptions, knowledge gaps and provide accurate information tailored for diverse audiences and channels throughout the pandemic response period. These efforts will be crucial in supporting advocacy for responsive county and national efforts.
    4. Health Worker Preparedness and Capacity: Ensure health workers and community health workers have the key information and tools to effectively provide accurate information in a way that is respectful of people’s fears, grief and other psychosocial concerns.
    5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Research: Establish strong monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for measuring national, county and community levels outcomes.

    Source: Kenya National Communication and Community Engagement Strategy for Coronavirus

      Managing Nutrition Myths and Misconceptions During COVID-19: Technical Brief

      This short guide cover social and behavior change (SBC) strategies for combating this information and supporting programs and responding to COVID-19 related misinformation that affects nutrition.

      Misinformation undermines confidence in the underlying science behind disease prevention and limits participation in recommended practices, including making use of available nutrition services and activities.

      Source: Managing Nutrition Myths and Misconceptions During COVID-19: Technical Brief

        COVID-19 Communication Handbook 2020: How to Design Behaviourally-informed Communication

        This handbook is designed for policy makers, communication practitioners, and development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) can be conducted effectively using behavioral insights during the current pandemic.

        The handbook provides practical guidance on how to use behaviorally-informed insights to design effective communication to address the rapid behavior change needed during COVID-19.

        Source: COVID-19 Communication Handbook 2020: How to Design Behaviourally-informed Communication

          Gender & COVID-19

          This website is the product of an international committee that brings together academics who conduct real time gender analysis to identify and document the gendered dynamics of COVID-19 and gaps in preparedness and response.

          The international multi-disciplinary team has a goal of advancing comparative gender-analysis of the outbreak to date with the aim of developing knowledge to mitigate against negative downstream effects of global public health policies created in response to the pandemic.

          Source: Gender & COVID-19

            COVID-19 Behaviour Tracker

            This site tracks global behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

            The site tracks how people across the world are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The global survey, launched in partnership with YouGov (UK) the first week of April, is collecting fortnightly data from 29 countries to explore the public’s attitudes and health behaviors as the situation evolves.

            Through this survey they are monitoring how compliant individuals are with COVID-19 safety measures, such as self-isolation and avoiding unnecessary travel. They are also looking into a range of other relevant behaviours and measures, from hygiene to quality of life.

            Source: COVID-19 Behaviour Tracker

              COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

              This is a living document outlining the current evidence on GBV during COVID-19 as well as innovative solutions and recommendations for organizations to integrate GBV support into their COVID-19 response. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis with examples of actions already taken.

              Source: COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

                Digital Activism for Equitable, Compassionate, and Non-Violent Ways of Being Men During COVID-19

                This page contains campaigns and actions taking place around the world to promote healthy, equitable, and caring ways of being men throughout COVID-19. In particular, these messages aim to promote positive masculinities among men and boys finding themselves in lockdowns, isolation, and social-distancing measures.

                Source: Digital Activism for Equitable, Compassionate, and Non-Violent Ways of Being Men During COVID-19

                  Rapid Assessment: Remote Service Mapping Template

                  The following template provides rough guidance on methodology and key areas of inquiry for GBV sub clusters and service providers to map and assess the availability of potential remote platforms for the delivery of some types of information and awareness, referrals and psychosocial support. This guidance is provided in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, which may cause rapid shifts in the GBV prevention and response services to remote approaches.

                  Source: Rapid Assessment: Remote Service Mapping Template

                    COVID-19: GBV Support Messaging for oPt RCCE Strategy

                    This document contains key messages for GBV prevention and available resources and updated pathways developed for the RCCE response in Palestine.

                    The key messages include:

                    • Prevention of GBV including domestic violence and sexual exploitation (PSEA)
                    • Information about available remote services, especially helplines/updated pathways

                    Source: COVID-19: GBV Support Messaging for oPt RCCE Strategy