COVID-19 Vaccines for Marginalized Populations: Risk Communication and Community Engagement

Featuring stakeholders from select countries, this webinar will focus on local approaches to COVID-19 vaccine access and acceptance among hard-to-reach indigenous populations and refugees. It is organized by UNHCR, IFRC, UNICEF, IOM, and the READY Initiative as part of an RCCE Collective Service webinar series. The webinar is designed around the launch of the Risk […]

Vaccine Confidence Live: A Webinar Series. Protecting Communities by Transforming Vaccine Hesitancy to Confidence

After the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccines and subsequent rollout, there has been an infodemic of misinformation circulating about COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy, reducing public trust in getting vaccinated. The challenges and solutions to address them vary from country to country.

Panelists for this episode will share lessons learned in Uganda and Kenya about promoting the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines: what they and their organizations are doing to promote vaccine confidence, what is working, and what could work. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and discussion.

How to boost vaccine uptake with John Nkengasong

On January 10, 2022 10-11:30 EST, join the COVID Advocates Advisory Board (CAAB), the Coalition to Accelerate and Support Prevention Research (CASPR) and AVAC for a close look at how global health leaders are tackling public resistance to COVID-19 vaccines, and lessons for the HIV field.

A Third Year of COVID-19: What Will It Take To End the Crisis?

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, 5pm-6pm CEST / 11am-12pm ET!

As we enter a third year of COVID-19, join us for an expert panel discussion and moderated Q&A where we will candidly address where we are at in the fight against COVID-19 and what it will take to end the crisis phase of this pandemic this year.

Behavioural Science to Combat Mis- and Disinformation

The dissemination of false information, either without deliberate intent (misinformation) or with malicious intention (disinformation), is a growing global issue which can lead to harmful consequences in public discourse. Behavioural science can be applied to combat misinformation by encouraging users to verify the information and sources and discouraging misinformation sharing.

To highlight the potential of Behavioural Science to Combat Mis- and Disinformation, the UN Behavioural Science Group is hosting a public event on Tuesday, 18th January 2022 at 9am ET.

Student-led initiatives addressing community health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Join us for this webinar where we will hear about an initiative by medical students at Harvard University to create a COVID-19 curriculum, and how students at Imperial College London worked with local schools and communities to address health priorities and local challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Behavioral Science: Practical Applications to Immunization

Join us on February 15, 2022 at 2 PM GMT. Behavioral Science - Immunization Network, in partnership with the Boost Community, is excited to invite you to its inaugural event, Behavioral Science: Practical Applications to Immunization.

Nepal Little Jab Book Launch

On Wednesday, March 23, Save the Children would like to invite you to the virtual launch of Nepal ‘Little Jab Book’ - a first-of-its-kind playbook based on behavioral insights highlighting six common barriers to COVID-19 vaccine uptake and confidence. Key findings from the research conducted by Save the Children, Busara and Common Threads on vaccine confidence in Madhesh Pradesh will also be presented during the launch event.

Human-Centred Design for Tailoring Immunization Programmes

Join us on June 21. Human-centred design for tailoring immunization programmes (HCD-TIP) is a new tool that can be used by all immunization professionals to diagnose barriers to vaccine uptake and co-design solutions that meet community needs. This step-by-step, practical guide created by WHO and UNICEF includes adaptable templates and tools to help you get started quickly and easily. The Behavioral Science Network has been sharing each step of this guide online this week.

Innovative and Effective Strategies on Demand Promotion and Risk Communication and Community Engagement among High-risk and Vulnerable Groups

Join us from June 22 to June 23. There remains an urgent need to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine uptake in low-income countries. Only 58 countries have met the WHO target of 70% vaccination coverage for COVID-19, the majority of which are high income countries. Low-income countries have meanwhile only vaccinated slightly over 10% of their populations. Accelerating COVID-19 vaccine uptake while continuing to promote routine immunization and primary health care necessitates continued political leadership and the prioritized implementation of demand-related and Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) interventions.

This virtual event will convene policymakers, demand promotion and RCCE practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders to highlight examples of proven policy, vaccine demand, and RCCE interventions.