Mapping Access Gaps in COVID-19: Results from 14 Countries and Territories

This report, created by Matahari Global Solutions and other partners, explains the results of access gaps in COVID-19 testing and vaccines in 14 countries and territories. Some of the countries and territories include: Bangladesh, DRC, Jamaica, Haiti, Peru, Senegal, Somalia and Somaliland.

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    Three Insights to Help Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

    As part of the USAID-funded Breakthrough ACTION project, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and partner ideas42 are working with teams and governments in eight countries — Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Philippines, and Nigeria — to understand and target demand-side barriers to improve acceptance and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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      Engaging Religious Leaders to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination

      The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs-led Breakthrough ACTION project has been working in Malawi to engage religious leaders, educate them and help them use what they learn to help their congregants understand the value of vaccination and other COVID-prevention methods.

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      The Perception of COVID-19 communication in West Africa (non-Sahel): report

      Since 2011, UNESCO has launched an international, regional and national intervention on Media and Information Literacy (MIL), recognizing the primary role of information and media in everyday lives. The intervention is meant to contribute to the development of media and information literacy skills and promote best practices to analyze information critically and to navigate through the overwhelming amount of news and information available.

      Under this overarching framework and as part of UNESCO’s responses to the COVID-19 ‘infodemic’, UNESCO Abuja Office initiated a survey on Perception of COVID-19 Communication in West Africa (non-Sahel). The survey was developed to understand how people in some Western African countries obtain and use the Information on COVID-19 for informed decisions.

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        Liberia COVID-19 Social Media Images

        The following are social media graphics developed to help promote COVID-19 vaccines in Liberia. The graphics were made in under the Healthy Life brand and collaboration between Liberia Ministry of Health and Breakthrough ACTION Liberia, with funding from USAID.

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        COVID-19 Vaccine Liberia Fact Sheet

        This fact sheet was developed for use by radio talkshow hosts, local leaders and politicians, and more. The fact sheet was meant to describe COVID-19 and the vaccine in simple terms to be used when working with communities to help generate awareness, dispel rumors and misinformation, and to answer questions.

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          COVID-19 Vaccine Healthy Life Liberia Skit

          This skit was made to highlight the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in Liberia. The skit provides information about the vaccine benefits, specifications, priority groups, and locations it is being given. The skit was made as part of the Healthy Life brand and was made in collaboration with the Liberia Ministry of Health, Last Mile Health, and Breakthrough ACTION Libera, with funding by USAID.

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            COVID-19 Vaccination Liberia Posters

            These posters urge readers to take the COVID-19 vaccine at their first opportunity. These posters were created in collaboration with the Liberia Ministry of Health, Last Mile Health, and Breakthrough ACTION, and were funded by USAID.

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            Talking to Community: Behavioural Change in the Age of COVID-19

            Response to public health emergencies requires changes in regular behavioural patterns. Encouraging these changes requires coordination and an understanding of the culture and communities affected.

            This article, written by Pramudith D. Rupasinghedescribes experiences with Ebola and COVID-19 wherein behavior change was an integral part of working with communities to prevent infection, care for the sick, and learn about the disease in Sri Lanka and Liberia.

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              How Should Community Health Workers in Fragile Contexts be Supported: Qualitative Evidence from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Democratic Republic of Congo

              Community health workers (CHWs) are critical players in fragile settings, where staff shortages are particularly acute, health indicators are poor and progress towards Universal Health Coverage is slow. Like other health workers, CHWs need support to contribute effectively to health programmes and promote health equity.

              Yet the evidence base of what kind of support works best is weak. The authors present evidence from three fragile settings—Sierra Leone, Liberia and Democratic Republic of Congo on managing CHWs, and synthesise recommendations for best approaches to support this critical cadre.

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