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.

November 17, 2023

Interpersonal Communication and Counseling: Improving Dialogue About COVID-19 Vaccination and Other Sensitive Topics

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The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has highlighted the need for improved interpersonal counseling and communication (IPCC). Mis- and disinformation has muddled COVID-19 messaging, meaning that health providers have to […]

October 6, 2023

Protecting Families Through Routine Immunization: A Message from Dr. Miracle Ogbu

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Dr. Miracle Ogbu, Ebonyi State Emergency Routine Immunization Coordinating Committee (SERICC) Coordinator, urges us to protect ourselves and our children by ensuring we get immunized/vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases.

September 19, 2023

Mozambique Test 2 Treat Campaign Materials

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COVID-19 is not completely over yet, so these material draw attention to the symptoms of COVID so that people can go to the health unit to get tested in case of any symptoms and if positive, get treatment straight away if they have not passed five days.

September 7, 2023

Liberia ‘Healthy Life’ Campaign

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Since 2021, Breakthrough ACTION, led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, has worked in close partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Health to develop COVID-19 communication materials. Many of the materials have been developed under the larger umbrella health campaign “Healthy Life”, while other materials have been developed for specific campaign surges.

August 25, 2023

Vaccination Week in the Americas 2023

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), together with the countries and territories of the Region of the Americas and its partners, celebrated the 21st annual Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) and the 12th World Immunization Week (WIW) under the call to action: Get Up-to-date, April 22 to 29, 2023 using the hashtag #EachVaccineCounts.

August 4, 2023

COVID-19 Stickers in Malawi

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A series of stickers in Chichewa featuring health workers and religious leaders encouraging various audiences, including youth, to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 Prevention and Testing Posters in Malawi

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Two posters in Chichewa encourage masking to prevent COVID-19 and testing for COVID-19 when experiencing symptoms.

May 16, 2023

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

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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

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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

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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.