July 8, 2020

Wearing Masks to Prevent COVID-19

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These three videos cover different aspects of wearing masks to prevent COVID-19.

Defeating Coronavirus with Vaccines

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This video explains the science of vaccines and delves into the 3 types of vaccines being developed to combat the deadly coronavirus.

Montanans Wear Face Coverings

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These posters were developed to reach people living in Montana (US) with the message that the population of that state is already used to wearing masks for their various sports activities, so wearing a mask for COVID-19 should be easy for them.

July 7, 2020

Videos for Youth on Handwashing, Coughing, and Physical Distancing

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These videos were produced to show young people the importance of physical distancing, elbow coughing, and handwashing.

Interviews – Tous Unis Contre le COVID-19 en Guinée

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Il s’agit d’entretiens de sensibilisation sur divers aspects de COVID-19.

COVID-19 Radio Spots

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These spots discuss general information on coronavirus prevention measures.

COVID-19 Interactive Voice Response Audio and Scripts

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These are interactive voice response audio files and scripts about COVID-19 dealing with handwashing, the use of masks, and physical distancing.

I Wear My Mask in Public

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This poster is designed to reach young adults with a message about the importance of wearing masks to prevent COVID-19.

The poster lists reasons why masks are important.

Ajustement à bases factuelles des mesures de santé publique et des mesures sociales

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Un rapport de lignes directrices provisoires pour les États membres de la région africaine de l’OMS concernant la santé publique et les mesures sociales pour prévenir la propagation des COVID-19.

Home-Based Care Reference Guide for COVID-19

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This guide provides recommendations to nonprofits, Red Cross Red Crescent network and community organizations who are designing programs and materials in response to COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries.

Seizing the Moment

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UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic shows that 2020 targets will not be met because of deeply unequal success; COVID-19 risks are blowing HIV progress way off course.

July 1, 2020

How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

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This infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change-India visually explains the importance of wearing a mask and how it can reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection/transmission.

Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here’s How To Spot It

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This blog was designed as a comic strip, and explains how to detect misinformation about COVID-19.

Coronavirus: The Human Cost of Virus Misinformation


A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths. And experts say the potential for indirect harm caused by rumours, conspiracy theories and bad health information could be much bigger.

Nalamdana’s Tips for COVID-19 Prevention – Part 3

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Nalamdana’s short films developed in an entertainment education format use humor and plain language to share key tips with low literacy audiences on preventing the transmission of COVID-19. This one talks about when things start to open up and people venture out again.

How to Fight an Infodemic: The Four Pillars of Infodemic Management


The World Health Organization (WHO) is presenting a framework for managing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infodemic. Infodemiology is now acknowledged by public health organizations and the WHO as an important emerging scientific field and critical area of practice during a pandemic.

Framework for Managing the COVID-19 Infodemic: Methods and Results of an Online, Crowdsourced WHO Technical Consultation


A World Health Organization (WHO) technical consultation on responding to the infodemic related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic was held, entirely online, to crowdsource suggested actions for a framework for infodemic management.

The first version of this framework proposes five action areas in which WHO Member States and actors within society can apply, according to their mandate, an infodemic management approach adapted to national contexts and practices.

COVID-19 Planning Guide for Adapting Risk Communication and Community Engagement as Public Health and Social Measures Shift: With Safety Tips for Conducting Community Meetings

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This document includes key Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) considerations during shifting lockdown measures, safety measures for conducting in-person community meetings, and a template that brings both of these considerations together to help agencies adapt their RCCE approaches as these measures shift.

June 29, 2020

Nine Tips for Spotting Misinformation about the Coronavirus


This article lists nine tips for staying calm and informed when hearing information about coronavirus.

Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the 2020 Guttmacher Survey of Reproductive Health Experiences

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This report provides an initial look at newly collected data on the emerging impact of the pandemic on women’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and reproductive autonomy in the United States.

June 26, 2020

How Behavioral Science Can Help Contain the Coronavirus


To fill in the gaps of understanding how fear, misinformation, stress, and social norms are shaping behaviors that affect transmission of COVID-19, a consortium of more than 100 behavioral researchers on five continents is currently working around the clock to measure the full social and material consequences of this pandemic. Our goal is simple: to demonstrate in real time what is working—and what isn’t.


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The COVID-19 Communication Network is teamed closely with The Compass for SBC, a curated collection of social and behavior change (SBC) resources. The collection offers the highest quality “how-to” tools and packages of materials from SBC projects.  Each item in the Compass is vetted to ensure it was developed via a strategic process and had documented success in the field. Further, this site is closely linked with Springboard, an online community of SBC professionals who share experiences, ask/give advice, and enhance their skills.

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