Key Messages for Religious Leaders

Breakthrough ACTION Malawi is working with religious leaders to promote positive attitudes toward the COVID-19 vaccine and increase public demand among eligible populations. The talking points provide messages on COVID-19 that religious leaders can use, such as symptoms of COVID-19 and getting vaccinated.

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    Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Adolescents in Malawi

    The posters are promoting the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine among adolescents aged 12 and above. The key message is on building vaccine confidence among this age bracket to reduce the risk of serious illness or death. They can also influence their parents, teachers, and other community leaders in the community to encourage their children and adolescents to get vaccinated.

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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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      COVID-19 Vaccine Posters in Malawi

      Two posters in Chichewa encourage the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to reduce the risk of serious illness or death. One poster is targeted towards a general audience. The second poster is targeted towards youth.

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        Opinion leaders in Malawi promoting the COVID-19 vaccine

        Three opinion leaders were featured in the social posters: Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Roman Catholic – Karonga Diocese, Honorable Fred Kazombo, MP and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, and Sheikh Omar Nkachelenga of Blantyre Islamic Movement. Social media posters are in the Chichewa language.

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          Malawi COVID-19 Vaccine Project – Community Engagement Handbook

          This is a handbook produced by USAID and partner organizations for health and community leaders in Malawi in order to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake. The intended groups include: community health committees, health center management committees, community health action groups, and local leaders.

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            Overcoming COVID Myths and Fears in Malawi

            This article describes the effects of a UN-supported system of emergency care centers to care for COVID-19 patients in Malawi, a country where many do not receive proper medical care due to their distance from medical facilities.

            Centers were established at several rural hospitals across Malawi’s 28 districts, bringing COVID-19 healthcare closer to rural people who constitute 80 per cent of the population.

            The UN also equipped 1,800 health workers with COVID-19 training and personal protective equipment (PPE). It has been regularly reaching over 14 million people with messages encouraging prevention and access to treatment for those who do not feel well. A network of volunteers from over 300 community-based organisations – together with community radio stations, community leaders, a toll free line, and mobile phone messages sent through a dedicated platform – are used to communicate with people in remote parts of Malawi about the dangers of COVID-19 and the benefits of vaccination.

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              COVID and KIDS: A Video Animation from Malawi

              UNICEF with support from UKAid is influencing children in Malawi to practice 5 key actions to prevent COVID-19: frequent handwashing with soap, physical distancing, use of the flexed elbow when coughing and sneezing, avoiding touching the face (mouth, nose and eyes) and staying at home.

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