Health Workers

This is a curated collection of tools and materials that can guide and provide examples on how to understand and reach Health Workers on issues related to COVID-19.

May 16, 2023

Guidelines for Dialogue: Denialist theories about COVID-19 and vaccines

Clinical/Technical Guidance

This guide presents scientific evidence on COVID-19 that dismantles the main rumors and conspiracy theories that hinder the work of health personnel in extending vaccination among the population. It also provides links to official sites where the above-mentioned data can be consulted.

May 5, 2023

Guidelines for Dialogue: Vaccination during Pregnancy

Clinical/Technical Guidance

This guide is based on the observation that pregnancy is one of the risk factors for COVID-19 and offers the necessary recommendations to help pregnant women go through this important stage of their lives with the best health guarantees.

April 27, 2023

Leveraging PHC for COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Technical Briefs

As people’s first and most trusted point of contact with the health care system, Primary Health Care (PHC) has a vital role to play in vaccination efforts. This document takes global guidance and best practices as a starting point to suggest actionable ways in which PHC can be leveraged for COVID-19 vaccination.

Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccination for People Living with HIV and Key Populations

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This technical guide is intended to support COVID-19 vaccination programs to ensure adequate COVID-19 vaccine coverage among those most vulnerable to and living with HIV.

Leaflet to raise COVID-19 awareness in Niger


Dépliant pour la sensibilisation sur la COVID-19 au Niger.

Ce dépliant a été conçu pour appuyer la Direction des Immunisations du Ministère de la Santé dans le cadre de la sensibilisation sur la COVID-19 au Niger.

April 21, 2023

Niger flipchart that promote barrier measures and equitable COVID vaccination


These flip charts were designed as part of the COVID-19 project in collaboration with the Directorate of Surveillance and Response to Epidemics, of the Ministry of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs of Niger.

They constitute a collection of messages for the promotion of barrier measures and to promote equitable vaccination against COVID-19. They are intended to serve as a reminder to community relays for community awareness (door-to-door visit, small group discussion, etc.) on COVID-19.

April 13, 2023

Closing the COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Gap Among Health Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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Health workers are a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination, yet many still have not taken the vaccine, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In countries where overall vaccination rates are still quite low, health workers may also face more barriers to getting vaccinated. Public health programs thus need innovative approaches to support health workers’ acceptance and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.

April 12, 2023

COVID-19 Vaccine Testimonial: Pregnant Woman/Teacher

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This video features a lactating mother, who is also a teacher, sharing her testimony to promote the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and build trust and confidence for enhanced vaccine uptake among pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.

March 10, 2023

Public Service Announcement on Child Vaccination in Bangladesh

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

March 8, 2023

Mental Health GAP Intervention Guide

Clinical/Technical Guidance

The ‘mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) for mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders in non-specialist health settings’ is for use by doctors, nurses, other health workers as well as health planners and managers.

March 1, 2023

SOP for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Call Center

Clinical/Technical Guidance

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.

February 22, 2023

HIV and COVID-19 Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Repository of Resources

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The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project has curated a collection of SBC materials and tools developed by its local project teams and used across its country programs to support HIV prevention, care, and treatment as well as COVID-19-related programming.

Study confirms link between COVID-19 vaccination and temporary increase in menstrual cycle length

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A large international study has confirmed the findings of a previous U.S. study that linked COVID-19 vaccination with an average increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day. The increase was not associated with any change in the number of days of menses (days of bleeding).

Peripartum Outcomes Associated With COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

Reports and Studies

In this systematic review and meta-analysis, COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy was not associated with increased risks of peripartum adverse outcomes, including preterm birth, small size for gestational age, low Apgar score at 5 minutes, cesarean delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, and chorioamnionitis.

February 16, 2023

Building Trust and Empathy Around COVID-19 in Nigeria: Learning Videos


These are videos in the Building Trust and Empathy Around COVID-19 training program developed by Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria for healthcare workers.