March 24, 2023

Highlights on the Journey of the Breakthrough ACTION for COVID-19 Program in Indonesia

Reports and Studies

The series of learning notes in this book highlights the Breakthrough ACTION for COVID-19 program in Indonesia. All of these records are expected to provide inspiration regarding efforts to make behavioral and social changes in the wider community; so that program managers can apply proven good practices or mitigate when implementing various other programs.

The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemics on the Development of Health Risk Communication: Challenges and Opportunities

Reports and Studies

Starting from an analysis of communication in Italy during the COVID-19 emergency period (February–June 2020), this paper provides an overview of the main challenges and opportunities for communication during pandemics. The purpose of this study is to perform a literature review contributing to the identification of practical recommendations for the improvement of current risk communication strategies.

Clinical features of COVID-19 for integration of COVID-19 into influenza surveillance: A systematic review

Reports and Studies

This review aims to assess whether the common clinical features of COVID-19 have changed to the point that the criteria used to identify both COVID-19 and influenza in surveillance programs needs to be altered.

March 23, 2023

@One Vax Two Lives COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion for Pregnant Women

This is an Instagram account from University of Washington Health promoting COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women.

March 15, 2023

Continuity of essential health services in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique

Reports and Studies

This series of cross-sectional studies explores the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on demand- and supply-side factors affecting maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) service utilization in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique.

March 10, 2023

COVID-19 Communication Network (CCN) Promotion Video


This short promotional video shares about the COVID-19 Communication Network website resources with a testimonial of a user.

Public Service Announcement on Child Vaccination in Bangladesh

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This public service announcement raises awareness about the ongoing vaccination campaign for 5-11 years old children in Bangladesh.

March 9, 2023

Considerations for Integrating COVID-19 Vaccination into Immunization Programmes and Primary Health Care for 2022 and beyond

Reports and Studies

This document lays out key programmatic considerations essential for moving from mass campaigns for COVID-19 vaccination to integrating COVID-19 vaccination into immunization programmes, PHC and other relevant health services for 2022 and beyond.

March 8, 2023

Testimonials from community leaders on the awareness activities against COVID-19 carried out by Breakthrough ACTION Mali


Breakthrough ACTION Mali conducted advocacy and mobilization, awareness-raising and community engagement activities for several months in the capital of Bamako but also in the regions. These activities have been proven by the various testimonies of government, community and religious leaders.

Mental Health GAP Intervention Guide

Clinical/Technical Guidance

The ‘mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) for mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders in non-specialist health settings’ is for use by doctors, nurses, other health workers as well as health planners and managers.

March 2, 2023

BIDA Kid in Muslim Communities

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Breakthrough ACTION Philippines, in partnership with the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) and UNICEF, created an adaptation of the BIDA Kid print materials to better resonate with the Muslim communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

March 1, 2023

SOP for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Call Center

Clinical/Technical Guidance

The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been developed by Breakthrough ACTION to ensure a standardized service mechanism/protocol for the service providers at the Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) helplines, call centers, and telepsychology centers throughout the country.

How Theory Based Programming can drive COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake: A Program Brief from Nigeria

Reports and StudiesTechnical Briefs

This Program Brief describes how Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria used theory-based programming to drive vaccine uptake through social and behavior change programming.

Lessons from research on perceptions of COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women in Côte d’Ivoire – January 2023

Reports and Studies

This analysis focuses on a subset of data relating to perceptions of COVID-19 among pregnant women in Côte d’Ivoire. The Breakthrough ACTION team, in partnership with the Department of Health and USAID, collected qualitative data from three sites to assess concern about COVID-19, perceptions of the current vaccine rollout, standards perceptions around vaccination, how misinformation and other factors influence vaccine uptake.

Lessons from the research on perceptions of COVID-19 vaccination for people living with comorbidities in Côte d’Ivoire – January 2023

Reports and Studies

The Breakthrough ACTION project through USAID funding, supports the government of Côte d’Ivoire through social and behavior change (SBC) interventions, including research and monitoring to inform COVID-19 vaccination activities. Breakthrough ACTION collected qualitative data across three sites (Abidjan – Bouaké – San Pedro) to assess perceptions of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) in the context of prevention against COVID-19 Côte d’Ivoire, Phase 3

Reports and Studies

Since the emergence of the SARS-CoV2 virus and its first detection in Côte d’Ivoire in March 2020, the country has recorded 87,891 cases and 830 deaths (November 2022). The Ministry of Health has taken various measures to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, including the authorization of COVID-19 vaccines AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinopharm and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). With some ambitious goals to vaccinate 70% of the Ivorian population, understanding the drivers of confidence and uptake of vaccines is essential for the response to COVID-19 and achieving this goal.

BIDA Kid Booklet and Leaflet


Breakthrough ACTION Philippines developed a booklet for young, school-aged children. This booklet serves as a guide for young students on their safe return to school. It provides basic information about COVID-19 and key preventive behaviors they can practice at home, in school, and in community areas.

COVID-19 Learning Series Adapting to a New Normal: Digital Social Behavior Change

Reports and Studies

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID’s Nobo Jatra project has shifted gears to digital SBC sessions that relied on the use of laptops, tablets, smart phones, speakers and internet to implement multiple sessions simultaneously across the project areas. Physical attendance at each session was scaled back and instead the number of sessions were increased. By harmonizing plans, technologies and expertise, the efficacy of SBC sessions was strengthened and importantly, lifesaving messages on health, hygiene, Gender Based Violence and COVID-19 have continued to reach the poorest communities.

February 22, 2023

HIV and COVID-19 Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Repository of Resources

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The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project has curated a collection of SBC materials and tools developed by its local project teams and used across its country programs to support HIV prevention, care, and treatment as well as COVID-19-related programming.

Protecting older adults in Indonesia through COVID-19 vaccination

News and Updates

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project rolled out several approaches to increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage among older adults in DKI Jakarta, West Java, Banten Province, Central Java, and the Special Region of Yogyakarta.

COVID-19 Videos

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Dans le cadre de la lutte contre la COVID-19, Breakthrough ACTION Côte d’Ivoire a développé des spots en français et quatre langues locales pour sensibiliser les populations.


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