COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions: A 15 Country Study

The aim of this study is to investigate public knowledge and perceptions of both the COVID-19 pandemic itself and COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among adults (aged 18 years and above) in 15 African countries.

This study will help identify knowledge gaps, beliefs and attitudes that can help inform Africa CDC as well as other immunization stakeholders in their strategies for supporting the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in the continent.

The survey of public opinion was conducted in 15 countries across Africa between August and December 2020.

Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions: A 15 Country Study

    COVID-19 in Africa: The Nuances of Social Distancing and Handwashing

    The increasing spread of COVID-19 has necessitated enforcement of frequent hand washing, social distancing and lockdown measures as a recommended global strategy to curb community-based spread of the disease. However, pre-existing conditions in Africa impede capacity to observe hand hygiene, social distancing and lockdown.

    Compliance with social distancing and handwashing is challenging in Africa due to poor urban planning in densely populated communities, food insecurity, water shortages, inadequate healthcare infrastructure, unemployment and lack of funding. The aim of this article is to unveil current challenges with social distancing and handwashing in Africa and propose innovative solutions to prevent community-based COVID-19 transmission.

    Source: COVID-19 in Africa: The Nuances of Social Distancing and Handwashing

      Coronavirus Message for Communities

      This short video can be used in many communities.  It answers the questions: How does coronavirus (COVID-19) spread? What are the symptoms? Who is at risk? How can you protect yourself and your family?

      Source: Coronavirus Message for Communities

        Ajustement à bases factuelles des mesures de santé publique et des mesures sociales

        Un rapport de lignes directrices provisoires pour les États membres de la région africaine de l’OMS concernant la santé publique et les mesures sociales pour prévenir la propagation des COVID-19.

        Source: Ajustement à bases factuelles des mesures de santé publique et des mesures sociales

          COVID-19 in Africa: Fighting Fake News about Coronavirus

          To combat what the World Health Organization has called an “infodemic” around COVID-19, BBC News Africa has launched a searchable library of fact-checks debunking popular myths and misinformation about coronavirus in Africa.

          You can explore the top stories on this theme and also search the library of fact-checks.

          Source: COVID-19 in Africa: Fighting Fake News about Coronavirus

            Films about Coronavirus

            In Africa and South Asia more than 3 billion people live with little access to intensive care. Their best hope is through knowledge and information, allowing communities to slow the epidemic, protect those most vulnerable, and continue accessing treatment for other deadly illnesses.

            Picturing Health is working in partnership with leading research organisations, as well as UNICEF and NGOs to produce films and public health messages to get the right information to the people who need it.

            Source: Films about Coronavirus

              One by One: Target COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit

              This page offers Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter resources to encourage people to practice social distancing and help spread accurate information on COVID-19. Users can copy and paste into their own feed. One can also download an image.

              Source: One by One: Target COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit

                Responding to COVID-19 in Africa: Using Data to Find a Balance

                In this report, the Partnership for EvidenceBased Response to COVID-19 (PERC), a consortium of global public health organizations and private sector firms, brings together findings from a survey conducted March 29-April 17, 2020 in 28 cities across 20 AU Member States, along with epidemiological measures of disease transmission and indicators of population movements and unrest, among others. Synthesized, these data provide a first-of-its-kind snapshot of baseline conditions in Africa during this rapidly evolving pandemic.

                The following recommendations are made:

                • While caseloads remain low, build public health capacity to test, trace, isolate, and treat cases—the necessary foundation for reopening society
                • Monitor data on how PHSMs meet local COVID-19 conditions and needs, and to determine when and how to lift them in a way that balances lives and livelihoods
                • Engage communities to adapt PHSMs to the local context and effectively communicate about risk to sustain public support, achieve widespread adherence, and shield vulnerable populations.

                Source: Responding to COVID-19 in Africa: Using Data to Find a Balance

                  Team Human Vs Team COVID

                  As a subscribed organization that uses football as the core component to reach out to the youth with health messages, development of football based comic booklets featuring team Covid-19 Vs Team Human is underway. The booklets will be distributed via door to door to the youth who participate in VAP’s youth programs as well as through their parents’ WhatsApp group. The print version will be supplemented by an electronic animation version to be watched at homes by the youth and the general public while learning about covid-19 and its preventive measures.

                  Source: Team Human Vs Team COVID

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                  Coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa How Africans in 12 Nations are Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak

                  GeoPoll conducted a remote study in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa on the effects coronavirus is already having on people throughout the region. The impact of the virus will have broad-reaching implications across all sectors, and while we could not cover every relevant topic in this study, we sought to use our experience conducting research for both international development groups and the consumer sector to include a wide range of topics.

                  Areas that are covered in this study include:

                  • Biggest concerns and perceptions of risk surrounding coronavirus
                  • Preventative measures such as social distancing and handwashing practices
                  • Changes in food market operability and food security
                  • Changes in consumer habits, including purchasing of food and nonessential items
                  • Levels of trust in governments and the commercial sector
                  • Information sources on COVID-19 and changes in media consumption

                  Source: Coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa How Africans in 12 Nations are Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak