August 10, 2020

Accélération de l’offre de l’auto-prise en charge au temps de COVID-19 : Ce que cela signifie pour aujourd’hui et pour l’avenir.

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Ce que cela signifie pour aujourd’hui et pour l’avenir.​ Cet article, co-écrit par des partenaires du PSI et de Jhpiego, explore la question importante de l’offre de l’auto-prise en charge dans le contexte de la pandémie COVID-19.

Monitoring COVID-19’s Effects on Family Planning: What Should We Measure?

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As health care systems are stretched to capacity dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are worried that delivery of essential health services—including family planning—is being severely compromised. On the supply side, we may be able to monitor availability of family counselors and contraceptives to meet needs. But what of the demand side? How can we monitor shifts in women’s family planning needs and preferences in light of the social and economic shocks they are facing due to the pandemic?

Insights from COVID-19 Youth Task Force

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This article provides insights from the COVID-19 Youth Task Force on sustaining access to voluntary contraception and reproductive health information and care by youth in East Africa during the pandemic. Youth and adolescents need special consideration—while they are sometimes neglected, they increasingly make up a bulk of the population. This article articulates the important role of decision makers and technical advisors in enhancing access to voluntary reproductive health care by youth during COVID-19.

14 Actions You Can Take Today to Adapt Your Program for COVID-19

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This interactive collection from Knowledge SUCCESS synthesizes the major COVID-19 global guidelines and guidance documents into 14 concrete actions that programs can take today to ensure continued voluntary family planning and reproductive health care. Each action links to related resources to help you get started. Features resources from WHO, Breakthrough ACTION, FIGO, HIPs, RHSC, AFP, and others.

August 6, 2020

IAS Conference E-posters

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Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria presented two e-posters at the just concluded 23rd International AIDS Conference. The posters are based on the Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria support to the NCDC’s Risk communications and community engagement (RCCE) activities on the coronavirus pandemic through the United States Agency for International Agency (USAID) funding. .

Tweets about Wearing Masks

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Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria posted these images in Twitter about wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 on July 15, 2020. The tweets encourage people to not share face masks and to use a face mask and/or a mask in combination with a shield as opposed to simply wearing a face shield. Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria also used the hashtag #COVID19StopsWithMe.

August 5, 2020

Kenya National Communication and Community Engagement Strategy for Coronavirus

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The overall goal of this strategy is to effectively coordinate Kenyan national and county communications and community engagement activities to prevent the spread of the disease, build trust in the leaders and health workers to provide accurate information and essential services, and encourage communities’ active participation in supporting the risk reduction and response measures.

COVID-19 Kenya – Clinical Guidance and Job Aid Tracker

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This resource, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID, tracks technical guidance about COVID-19 and lists useful job aids for health workers. The tracker offers a brief description of each piece of guidance/job aid, a link to where it can be found, and the topic which it covers.

COVID-19 Educational Videos (Spanish)

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This is a set of videos developed for the Latino population in Knox County, TN, intended to address misinformation about COVID-19 as well as main communication needs. Topics and themes have been developed based on community input and feedback. Topics include: symptoms of COVID-19, basic actions to keep oneself safe, face mask use, etc.

COVID-19 Kenya – Knowledge Sharing Tracker

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This resource, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID, tracks reports, presentations, documents, and other tools which are being accumulated as new information about COVID-19 in Kenya is published. Several topics include: gender, PWD, informal settlement, COVID response/survey, wildlife, malnutrition, etc.

COVID-19 Kenya – Media Coverage Tracker

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This tracker, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID, follows media coverage of COVID-19 in Kenya, offering information about the source, topic, and author. Several key topics the tracker covers include: economics, innovation, gender-based violence, aid, response, risk factors, etc.

COVID-19 Kenya – IEC Materials and Campaigns Tracker

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This tracker lists over 100 COVID-19 social and behavior change materials produced in Kenya and in other countries.

The list includes posters, pamphlets, radio ads, television ads, videos, posters, memes, and other media produced to introduce various aspects of COVID-19 to the public.

Tackling COVID-19 Fear and Stigma

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In Burkina Faso, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a variety of reactions among some Ouagadougou residents that have complicated efforts for a timely response. Hesitancy to get tested, avoiding contact tracers, or wariness of what the neighbors will say are some of these reactions.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with the government to provide guidance to tackle stigma as well as support other aspects of the COVID-19 response, which is further explained in this article.

July 29, 2020

COVID-19 PSAs Zambia: COVID-19, HIV and Me

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This is an animated video that takes an empowering look at how people living with HIV in Zambia can manage during COVID-19. Bwalya is a young woman living with HIV in Zambia, she has some key questions as to how she can protect herself from COVID-19. As she visits the clinic and her nurse, she shares what she’s learned.

COVID-19 PSAs Zambia: What If?

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This is a COVID-19 mini-series aimed at informing and engaging Zambian audiences about symptoms, preventive actions and the importance of verified information during the pandemic. Chimwemwe is a COVID-19 information champion at a young age! As she falls ill, her father contemplates what more he could have done to keep his daughter safe.

COVID-19 PSAs Zambia: Correct Information

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This is a COVID-19 mini-series aimed at informing and engaging Zambian audiences about symptoms, preventive actions and the importance of verified information during the pandemic. As four strangers wait to board a bus, they discuss COVID-19 facts and fiction, and what role religion, social media and correct information has to play.

COVID-19 PSAs Zambia: Staying Safe at Home

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This is a COVID-19 mini-series aimed at informing and engaging Zambian audiences about symptoms, preventive actions and the importance of verified information during the pandemic. Madalitso can’t afford to miss work but he’s worried about keeping his family at home safe, find out how the family adapts.

COVID-19 PSA Zambia: The Innovative Marketeer

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This is a COVID-19 mini-series aimed at informing and engaging Zambian audiences about symptoms, preventive actions and the importance of verified information during the pandemic. Follow Bana Gift, as she adjusts to the new normal of running her market stall in the time of COVID-19.

The Coronavirus Super Villain is Coming to Get You!

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This cartoon from India shows the novel coronavirus as a villain trying to get into people’s bodies. However, those that are wearing masks, practice social distancing and proper hand hygiene are protected from the villain.

Rainbows in Windows

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This short video is a story told by the actor Donald Sutherland about a little boy named Amos. Amos learns from his mother that the family cannot go out for fear of catching the virus COVID-19, and the video deals with Amos’ fears and how he and his mother overcome them.

Free E-books for Children About Coronavirus

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The New York City School Library System website has a page which offers a large collection of free e-books for children about COVID-19. The books are from many countries, in a selection of languages. All of the books are free to download from the site.

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