April 20, 2021

Youth Leaders Mosque Materials

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This is a set of materials developed to provide Mosques with information and materials around COVID-19 prevention. Includes a short book, video, flyer, poster, and banner.

BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 Campaign Materials

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The Philippine Department of Health, with support from USAID’s Breakthrough ACTION project, developed a social and behavior change campaign focused on COVID-19 preventive behaviors. The campaign encourages people to #BIDASolusyon (Be The Solution) by following four BIDA behaviors. It is a multimedia campaign to maximize reach and enable behavior.

Awareness and Education Campaign on COVID-19 for Pharmacy Professionals in the Philippines

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In an effort to expand public efforts to arrest the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) collaborated with mClinica, an Asian regional tech startup that develops and operates mobile platforms, to build the capacity of the pharmacy workforce in the Philippines to communicate effectively with customers about COVID-19.

RCCE Guide for Community Health Workers, Volunteers, and Social Mobilizers

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This Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Guide serves as a guide for community health workers (CHWs), volunteers, and social mobilizers in communicating with people on COVID-19 and helping them protect themselves and others from the virus.

Sierra Leone COVID-19 Big Idea of the Week Campaign

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The Big Idea of the Week delves deeper into a specific COVID-related topic. Each week, Big Idea tackles a specific area of COVID-19 and provides important information, guidelines, and messages for the public.

Breakthrough ACTION, led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) National COVID-19 Emergency Response Center (NACOVERC), creates these messages. They are disseminated on the Ministry website and via the Ministry of Information and Communication’s Facebook page.

Frequently asked Questions on Vaccines and Breastfeeding

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These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed jointly by the IFE Core Group, UNICEF, and the COVID-19 Infant Feeding Working Group based on the most recent World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE).

April 13, 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.

Why two doses of COVID-19 vaccine

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Easy to understand/simplified social media infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change – India on why we need two doses for some of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Immune response in the body after COVID-19 vaccination

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Simplified social media infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change – India on how the immune response develop in the body after getting two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

April 5, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Shop Safely in the Marketplace

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This animation outlines safe practices to follow when shopping in a marketplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. By following the actions in this video, you can help the market stay open and keep you and your community safe during this pandemic.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Marketplace – Market Leader

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As a market leader, you have an important role during the Coronavirus pandemic. This animation outlines safe practices to limit Coronavirus exposure in your market. By following the actions in this video, you can help your market stay open and keep you and your community safe during this pandemic.

Vaccine Messaging Guide

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This Guide was developed by the Yale Institute of Global Health and the UNICEF Demand for Immunization team. It is intended for public health professionals, communicators, advocates and anyone else who wishes to create pro-vaccine content to motivate people to vaccinate themselves and their entourage.

The Little Jab Book: 18 Behavioral Science Strategies for Increasing Vaccination Uptake


The Little Jab Book provides 18 strategies – derived from the behavioral sciences – that can be applied to increase uptake throughout the vaccination process.

Can Technology Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates?


The WHO Digital Health Flagship initiative has stated that digital technology could play a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic by improving communications between people and health services, empowering individuals and patients, and strengthening critical public health functions including disease surveillance.

Misinformation Alerts (Canada)


Public health data analysts from the PGP (The Public Good Projects) triangulate publicly available media data along with other data from fact checking organizations and investigative sources to provide an accurate, but not exhaustive, list of currently circulating misinformation.

March 29, 2021

WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccines, Variants and Doses

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This video answers many questions posed to WHO experts about the COVID-19 vaccine. These include: If I’ve had COVID, do I still need a vaccine, does the vaccine protect me against the new variants, and if I’ve been vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?

Why Vaccine Inequality is our Biggest COVID-19 Communication Challenge Yet


This paper explores the global south’s inequity of access to COVID-19 vaccines and related communication challenges. The paper also questions how we can split our focus to, on one hand, engage with communities to ensure they understand how vaccine prioritization will be made, to also then manage expectations of access, while still addressing the perception that the pandemic is over when vaccination begins.

Innoculating against COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation


The authors of this article state that confronting COVID-19 vaccine misinformation necessitates pre-emptive action to “immunize the public against misinformation”—a process that draws on the concept of psychological inoculation.

COVID-19 in Africa: The Nuances of Social Distancing and Handwashing


Compliance with social distancing and handwashing is challenging in Africa due to poor urban planning in densely populated communities, food insecurity, water shortages, inadequate healthcare infrastructure, unemployment and lack of funding. The aim of this article is to unveil current challenges with social distancing and handwashing in Africa and propose innovative solutions to prevent community-based COVID-19 transmission.

March 17, 2021

Guide for the Preparation of a Risk Communication Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccines: A Resource for the Countries of the Americas

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This document was created to facilitate the preparation of a risk communication and community engagement strategy for vaccination against COVID-19.

Its goal is to help to strengthen the communication and planning capacities of the ministries or secretariats of health and other agencies in charge of communicating about new COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas.

La Vérité sur la Covid-19, Combattre la désinformation au Sahel

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Du Sénégal au Soudan, en passant par le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Niger, le Burkina Faso, le Tchad et le Nord-Cameroon, cette campagne combine recherche de terrain, veille médiatique, formation des journalistes et production de contenus éducatifs.


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