June 22, 2021

Nota Técnica: Consideraciones para la Comunicación Sobre las Vacunas Contra el COVID-19

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A medida que alrededor del mundo se están administrando las vacunas contra el COVID-19, algunos países y localidades están desarrollando estrategias de comunicación de riesgo y participación comunitaria (Risk Communication and Community Engagement, RCCE) y planificando campañas para promover la aceptación y recepción de las vacunas.

Communication sur les Vaccins Contre la COVID-19 : Dossier Technique

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Alors que les nations de par le monde déploient les vaccins contre la COVID-19, les pays et les localités élaborent des stratégies de communication des risques et d’engagement communautaire (CREC) et planifient des campagnes pour promouvoir le recours à la vaccination et son acceptation.

June 21, 2021

Guide to Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Services of Health

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The Coronavirus topic was included in the Guide for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Health Services of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance of Guatemala.

To facilitate dissemination, a brochure and poster were produced. In addition, workshops were held with staff from the MOH and the municipalities of Nebaj, Chajul, Nebaj and Sacapulas in Quiché.

Nebaj Radio and Video Spots/ Programs Radial y Video Nebaj

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These radio programs were created in Ixil and Spanish languages and covered various topics regarding protection from COVID-19. Topics include: mask wearing, social (physical) distancing, hand washing, signs and symptoms of coronavirus, etc.

Attached is also the details of programming and the scripts of the programs.

June 15, 2021

COVID-19-Related Misinformation on Social Media: A Systematic Review

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This review focuses on misinformation that appeared early in the pandemic. During this phase, little was known about the virus, such as how it spread or how infected people could be treated most effectively.

June 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Training Compendium

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This website provides health departments and their staff with training resources and expert guidance to effectively communicate about COVID-19 disease and vaccination to partners, other health jurisdictions, and members of the public.

The Role of The Communication Discipline to Tackle COVID-19: Interrogating Positive Deviances and Critical Discourses

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As we deal with the complexities of this global health calamity and prepare for a post-COVID-19 world order, we believe that the discipline of communication is making, and will make, an invaluable contribution. In this spirit, as editors of this special issue of Journal of Creative Communications devoted to COVID-19, we are delighted to present this disciplinary offering that is rich in scope, international in nature, and theoretically and conceptually insightful in its tapestry.

June 10, 2021

How to use a pulse oximeter

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This easy to understand infographic explains a pulse oximeter and illustrates the steps to use the device to measure oxygen level. The infographic is developed my Angshuman Kashyap who is a public health communication professional and an artist who creates and shares easy to understand health infographics on his social media pages (Instagram: @angshumankas).

Double Masking for COVID-19

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This easy to understand infographic emphasizes on the use of double mask and its importance. The infographic is developed my Angshuman Kashyap who is a public health communication professional and an artist who creates and shares easy to understand health infographics on his social media pages (Instagram: @angshumankas).

COVID-19 and Mental Health

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This Instagram post explains steps on how to take care of your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 9, 2021

Vaccines, Pregnancy, Menstruation, Lactation and Fertility

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In this episode, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan discusses the guidance for vaccination of women with breastfeeding infants, women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant and women who are menstruating. She also talks about vaccines and fertility.

COVID-19 Resources for India: Be a Part of the Solution

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Through this toolkit, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – India Research Center and Project SANCHAR aim to provide partners, affiliates, and citizens with shareable easy-to-understand facts, myth-busters, and guidelines on COVID-19 prevention and mitigation and on maintaining physical and emotional wellbeing.

Behavioral Change Can Reduce Transmission

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This article outlines seven steps on how to encourage behavioral change that would reduce transmission of COVID-19. Some of the steps include: creating a positive social norm around mask wearing, communicating the benefits of mask wearing, needing responsible media, compassionate leadership, etc.

June 1, 2021

Real-Time Tracking of COVID-19 Rumors Using Community-Based Methods in Côte d’Ivoire

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Breakthrough ACTION developed a process and technology for systematically collecting, analyzing, and addressing COVID-19 rumors in real-time in Côte d’Ivoire. Rumors were submitted through community-based contributors and collected from callers to the national hotlines and then processed on a cloud-hosted database.

Nudges, vaccination psychology and messaging

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The Washington Post conducted research which showed that using various text messages increased vaccine uptake. The same strategy could be used by state health departments to encourage teenagers and adults to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.

What Does it Mean to Engage the Public in the Response to COVID-19?

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The authors of this article examine the different types of demands found in calls for public engagement in pandemic decision making and explain how to meet them. They focus on the responsibilities of governments because their decisions have far reaching social consequences, but institutions such as hospital systems, schools, corporations, and universities also make decisions that profoundly affect the communities they serve and should engage affected communities in their decision making.

So You are Vaccinated. How Can you Let People Know?

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This Wired article explains several ways we can let people know that we have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Some ways include: stickers or buttons, avoiding slogans that are scolding or aggressive, and slowly begin to relax masking for fully vaccinated individuals.

The COVID-19 Infodemic — Applying the Epidemiologic Model to Counter Misinformation

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The authors of this article believe that, “the intertwining spreads of the [COVID-19] virus and of misinformation and disinformation require an approach to counteracting deceptions and misconceptions that parallels epidemiologic models by focusing on three elements: real-time surveillance, accurate diagnosis, and rapid response.”

May 27, 2021

Good neighbour relations and helping

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This poster, produced by Nepal’s National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre, explains how to be a good neighbour during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also has short blurbs on mask wearing, social (physical) distancing, and hand washing.

Taking care of your mental health during lockdown

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This poster, produced by Nepal’s National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre, explains how to take care of one’s mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown. It also has short blurbs on mask wearing, social (physical) distancing, and hand washing.

Thank you health care workers: International Nurses Day

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This poster, produced by Nepal’s National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre, thanks healthcare workers for their outstanding work during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also has short blurbs on mask wearing, social (physical) distancing, and hand washing.

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