Public Service Announcement on Child Vaccination in Bangladesh

This public service announcement raises awareness about the ongoing vaccination campaign for 5-11 years old children in Bangladesh.

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SOP for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Call Center

The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been developed by Breakthrough ACTION to ensure a standardized service mechanism/protocol for the service providers at the Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) helplines, call centers, and telepsychology centers throughout the country.

Source: SOP for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Call Center

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COVID-19 Learning Series Adapting to a New Normal: Digital Social Behavior Change

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID’s Nobo Jatra project has shifted gears to digital SBC sessions that relied on the use of laptops, tablets, smart phones, speakers and internet to implement multiple sessions simultaneously across the project areas. Physical attendance at each session was scaled back and instead the number of sessions were increased. By harmonizing plans, technologies and expertise, the efficacy of SBC sessions was strengthened and importantly, lifesaving messages on health, hygiene, Gender Based Violence and COVID-19 have continued to reach the poorest communities.

Source: COVID-19 Learning Series Adapting to a New Normal: Digital Social Behavior Change

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    COVID-19 and pregnancy: Staying safe, giving birth and getting vaccinated: What we know about safe pregnancy in the pandemic’s fourth year

    With the COVID-19 pandemic entering its fourth year, we asked UNICEF health experts to explain what we now know about the best ways for pregnant women to protect themselves and their babies.

    Source: COVID-19 and pregnancy: Staying safe, giving birth and getting vaccinated: What we know about safe pregnancy in the pandemic’s fourth year

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      Improving Mental Health Services in Bangladesh Through the Mental Health Gap Action Plan

      In Bangladesh, mental health challenges remain unmet due to a lack of awareness, a shortage of mental health professionals and various facilities. To address the widening gap between mental health needs and the availability of mental health care professionals, Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Child Adolescent and Family Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health worked with Breakthrough ACTION to develop a standard operating procedure for mental health and psychological support call centers. In March 2022, in consultation with the Non-Communicable Disease Control and the National Institute of Mental Health, Breakthrough ACTION organized training sessions on the mental health gap action program and the standard operating procedure, to equip doctors and counselors with mental health counseling, screening, and management skills, ensuring improved quality of mental health services that are affordable and accessible to people.

      Source: Improving Mental Health Services in Bangladesh Through the Mental Health Gap Action Plan

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        Lessons Learned and Good Practices: Country-specific Case Studies on Immunization Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

        The methodology for this report included a literature review of available documentation and research, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions with UNICEF country and regional offices and partners. The process led to a series of six case studies, which describe predominantly positive campaign experiences, documenting lessons and good practices that can inform future immunisation programmes carried out during COVID-19 or similar circumstances.

        Source: Lessons Learned and Good Practices: Country-specific Case Studies on Immunization Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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          Risk Communication During COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacting Women in Bangladesh

          Frontiers in Communication conducted a qualitative study among 37 women across Bangladesh that presents the risk communication factors related to social and financial challenges. It reveals that the majority of the urban communities lack communication with local authorities, where urban low-income communities are the worst sufferers. Due to that, the majority of the urban participants could not get financial support, whereas the rural participants received such support for having communications with local authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

          Source: Risk Communication During COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacting Women in Bangladesh

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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.

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

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