These radio spots promote getting the COVID-19 vaccine for various populations – elderly, youth 12-17 years and parents, young people 18-24 years, and the general public.
- Katie Rodriguez
Digital influencers get vaccinated and appeal to the community over 18 years old to take the COVID-19 booster shot.
- Nilza Mucome Come
Breakthrough ACTION Philippines launches an online conversation program with teens called “KwentoSerye” (story series). This program aims to be a safe space for teens to talk about their health and well-being. The first two episodes that premiered on the I Choose #MalayaAkongMaging Facebook page focused on the teens’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversations revolved around how teens felt during the lockdown and when the COVID-19 vaccines for them were finally available. The teens shared how the pandemic has affected their mental health as well. A mental health expert from InTouch Community Services was invited to share tips on how the teens can take care of their mental health.
- Krissa Alvarez
Breakthrough ACTION Philippines, in partnership with the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) and UNICEF, created an adaptation of the BIDA Kid print materials to better resonate with the Muslim communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In this version, characters were added to represent community influencers and key decision-makers in the family. However, the message of encouraging the whole community to keep practicing key COVID-19 preventive behaviors remains the same.
Source: BIDA Kid in Muslim Communities
As part of the fight against COVID-19, Breakthrough ACTION Côte d’Ivoire has developed spots in French and four local languages to raise awareness.
The four themes that are covered are:
- Jean Jacques brou
COVID-19 information for teens is available in a booklet. This booklet contains basic information on COVID-19, prevention and vaccines. This aims to reach teens to understand good health behaviors to prevent catching COVID-19 or its spread to the community. This COVID-19 booklet is designed and pretested with teens and is approved by the Department of Health. It is available in English, Tagalog and Bisaya. The Tagalog version is also found in the I Choose #MalayaAkoMaging website.
Source: COVID Teen Booklet
Across the world, teens reported increased anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. This booklet was designed by Breakthrough ACTION Philippines for Filipino teens in response to their stated need for mental health support and resources. Teens were involved in the content selection and design, and it was reviewed by several leading Filipino mental health therapists/practitioners who work with teens. It will be available in Tagalog and Bisaya shortly. It can also be found on our website for teens: https://malayaako.ph.
Source: Mental Health Booklet for Teens
This is a 60-second video clip produced by Breakthrough ACTION Ghana to address common COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy issues among young adults, build vaccine confidence and improve uptake. The video is available in voiceover versions, in four local languages- Twi, Ewe, Ga & Hausa.
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