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Traditional Leaders Advocating for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Breakthrough ACTION is working with traditional leaders to encourage people to get vaccinated. In the video, Senior Chief Mlolo of Nsanje shares why she got the COVID-19 vaccine, and she encourages people to get vaccinated.

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    COVID-19 SBC Message Guide

    Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) conducted a COVID-19 prevention campaign with funding from the United States Agency for International Development under the global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. Under this project, CCP supported the RCCE team in Ethiopia to develop a comprehensive message guide that informs the development of SBC campaigns and materials.

    Source: COVID-19 SBC Message Guide

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    Improving COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Young Adults

    This is a 60-second video clip produced by Breakthrough ACTION Ghana to address common COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy issues among young adults, build vaccine confidence and improve uptake. The video is available in voiceover versions, in four local languages- Twi, Ewe, Ga & Hausa.

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      A New Guidance for RCCE Coordination in Public Health Emergencies

      National governments are responsible for implementing Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) as a key pillar of their respective public health response, as articulated in the International Health Regulations (2005). However, civil society at all levels, together with a multitude of others including the media and private sector, should (and often do) also support the government and its partners to fulfil this responsibility.

      This guidance document designed by the Collective Service provides ways to ensure predictable, sustainable and well-functioning RCCE coordination platforms, strategies and approaches that work with the government and partners, at national, state and local levels.

      Source: A New Guidance for RCCE Coordination in Public Health Emergencies

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        Rooted in Trust: Addressing Vaccine Misinformation through Information Ecosystem Strengthening in Zimbabwe and South Sudan

        This powerpoint shares a response to COVID-19 misinformation among vulnerable communities and people affected by humanitarian crises with a focus on Zimbabwe and South Sudan.

        Source: Rooted in Trust: Addressing Vaccine Misinformation through Information Ecosystem Strengthening in Zimbabwe and South Sudan

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          Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 Booster

          This is a collection of images from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that you can share on social media to encourage people to get their COVID-19 booster.

          Source: Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 Booster

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            Happy Ethiopian New Year – Vaccinate against #COVID-19

            This is a tweet from PSI Ethiopia encouraging Ethiopians to avoid misinformation and to get their COVID-19 vaccine at their nearest health center.

            Source: Happy Ethiopian New Year – Vaccinate against #COVID-19

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              Digital Social Listening Insights on COVID-19 Vaccines and Reproductive Health in Eastern and Southern Africa

              This report provides an overview on:

              • Data on engagement generated by social media posts/ digital news articles around COVID-19 vaccines and specific sub-filters shared by users and digital news outlets geolocated in 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.
              • Conversations around reproductive health represented about 2-15% of overall engagement on COVID-19 vaccines.
              • Overall conversations around pregnancy and fertility generated ~400k engagements in the past year (COVID-19 conversations generated +10M engagements in the same period).

              Source: Digital Social Listening Insights on COVID-19 Vaccines and Reproductive Health in Eastern and Southern Africa

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                COVID-19 Vaccines Hesitancy Among Community Health Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors – Brief Report

                Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has implemented the COVID-19 vaccine promotion project in Ethiopia with funding and support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. CCP/Ethiopia conducted a cross-sectional community-based assessment of community health workers’ (CHWs) hesitancy toward COVID-19 vaccines during June and July 2022. CHWs include both Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and Women Development Army (WDA). The assessment aimed to inform risk communication and vaccine promotion programs in Ethiopia. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect information from CHWs regarding exposure to messages about COVID-19 vaccines, risk perceptions and practices related to COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 998 randomly sampled CHWs (491 HEWs and 507 WDAs) were interviewed in five clusters of major regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz, Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Region, Dire Dawa). About 200 randomly sampled CHWs were interviewed from each cluster.

                Source: COVID-19 Vaccines Hesitancy Among Community Health Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors – Brief Report

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