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.

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    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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      Usage of social and behavioral change communication approaches for effective risk communication to prevent and manage COVID-19 in Nepal

      Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has appeared as the biggest challenge of present time as our health systems are struggling to contain the spread of the virus. As COVID-19 developed rapidly into a pandemic, people need to acquire and apply health information, and adapt into their behavior right away. However, there exists a global epidemic of misinformation alongside this pandemic. People at risk need to be able to take informed decisions on mitigating the effects of the disease outbreak and practice protective and preventive actions. This affirms the urgency and importance of forming a dedicated risk communication team in the country to design and deliver risk communication packages with the SBCC approach addressing the need of sub populations dwelling at all levels.

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        Nepal Little Jab Book

        Save the Children has launched the Nepal ‘Little Jab Book’ developed in collaboration with Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, and Common Thread. The playbook focuses on six key behavioral challenges which restricts vaccine uptake and presents contextual and hackable behavior change actions to strengthen vaccine uptake and confidence amongst parents, young people, and health workers in Nepal.

        The playbook is designed for social behavior change (SBC) practitioners, development agencies, local government officials, health staffs, and media, and the insights are guided by the research conducted in Madhesh Pradhesh (formerly known as, Province 2).

        The Nepal Little Jab Book details down evidence and solutions to inspire vaccine uptake in people who are concerned about the side effects of the vaccine, challenged by trust towards available vaccines, or those looking for social endorsement in behest of various empirical and normative expectations.

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          Poster – Booster dose

          This is a poster in Nepal explaining the importance of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

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            COVID-19 and vaccine SBCC materials web-series in Nepal

            Save the Children in Nepal in partnership with National Health Education Information Communications Center (NHEICC) produced a web-series, ‘Sacchai Ho?’ (Its it for real?) to address rumors related to #COVID19 and vaccines. Utilizing an edutainment approach, the series aims to counter rumors and promote evidence-based information on COVID-19 and vaccines.

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              Rules of communication during the COVID-19 pandemic

              This is an electronic article published in an English news portal from Nepal on 13 June 2021. The articles argues that the communication during this global crisis is no longer just about getting people to abide by public health measures. The division within the society created by the secondary impacts of COVID-19 requires a broader communication strategy which takes into consideration the need to bridge the bonds between state and the citizen and between citizens themselves. The article outlines five fundamental rules of communication to be applied to COVID-19 response in Nepal which are

              • Rule 1: communication is a mindset.
              • Rule 2: communication is trust.
              • Rule 3: communication is respect.
              • Rule 4: communication is data.
              • Rule 5: communication is self-reflection.

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                Self isolation after returning home

                Audio PSAs in Seven regional languages of Nepal. These PSAs are produced voluntarily during the first lockdown in Nepal, explaining the importance of self isolation after returning home in order to ensure that you don’t accidentally spread COVID-19.

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                  Nepalese Youth Helpline

                  This poster lists a phone number for youth in Nepal to call if they need assistance with matters related to COVID-19. It also lists various COVID-19 symptoms and inspirational quotes.

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