September 22, 2021

Guinea COVAX Video 1

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Video spot promoting COVID-19 vaccination in Guinea, specifically for the elderly. The video is in French and three local languages.

September 16, 2021

“Esta nas nossas mãos” (“It’s in our hands”) COVID-19 Campaign

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“Está nas nossas mãos” (It’s in our hands) was the first nationwide communication campaign undertaken by the Breakthrough ACTION and the Ministry of Health to raise public awareness, promote prevention and vaccination against COVID-19 in Mozambique The campaign was largely supported by other implementation partners and local media.

The campaign is based on a series of animated video spots on COVID-19, using simple messages with a set of graceful, fun and popular cartoon characters developed locally, as a way to reverse audience fatigue, regain people’s attention and help reduce the fear caused by COVID-19.

Liberia COVID-19 Social Media Images

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The following are social media graphics developed to help promote COVID-19 vaccines in Liberia. The graphics were made in under the Healthy Life brand and collaboration between Liberia Ministry of Health and Breakthrough ACTION Liberia, with funding from USAID.

COVID-19 Vaccine Liberia Fact Sheet

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This fact sheet was developed for use by radio talkshow hosts, local leaders and politicians, and more. The fact sheet was meant to describe COVID-19 and the vaccine in simple terms to be used when working with communities to help generate awareness, dispel rumors and misinformation, and to answer questions.

COVID-19 Vaccine Healthy Life Liberia Skit

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This skit was made to highlight the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in Liberia. The skit provides information about the vaccine benefits, specifications, priority groups, and locations it is being given. The skit was made as part of the Healthy Life brand and was made in collaboration with the Liberia Ministry of Health, Last Mile Health, and Breakthrough ACTION Libera, with funding by USAID.

COVID-19 Vaccination Liberia Posters

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These posters urge readers to take the COVID-19 vaccine at their first opportunity. These posters were created in collaboration with the Liberia Ministry of Health, Last Mile Health, and Breakthrough ACTION, and were funded by USAID.

Vaccines for Pregnant Women

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This video from Bangladesh states that pregnant women and lactating mothers will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine without SMS (on walk-in basis) from the designated designated center.

September 15, 2021

COVAX Radio Spot 2

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Audio message promoting COVID-19 vaccination in Guinea. The radio spots are in seven different languages.

COVAX Radio Spot

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Audio message promoting COVID-19 vaccination in Guinea. The radio spots are in seven different languages.

September 14, 2021

COVID Behaviors Dashboard

DashboardWeb Resource

The COVID Behaviors Dashboard visualizes data from the COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), launched by Facebook with the Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center. Insights and analyses on how to use the data were written by researchers and social and behavior change communication experts at CCP in collaboration with WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.

September 9, 2021

Vira, the vaccine chatbot

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Vira, the vaccine chatbot was created by the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at IBM Research to reach people with simple answers to their common COVID-19 vaccine questions. Vira is adaptive, learning by listening to users’ questions and feedback to help scientists respond to emerging questions.

August 30, 2021

Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

Guidance DocumentNewsWeb Resource

This news article by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains that you should not use the livestock dewormer drug called ivermectin to treat COVID-19. The FDA published the article in response to a rumor that the medicine is a miracle cure but has since resulted in increased calls to poison control centers across the US.

Digital Certificates for Vaccination

Guidance DocumentWeb Resource

This page on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website explains the concept of digital certificates for vaccination, their advantage over paper certificates, as well as WHO’s guidance towards digital certificates.

Delta variant and why the vaccine is important

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This is a page on the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) listing information about the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It explains that the variant is more contagious and causes more severe illness; therefore, unvaccinated people remain at the highest risk. People who are fully vaccinated could still get infected with the Delta variant but have a very low chance of developing severe illness and could spread it for a shorter period of time.

August 26, 2021

Together we can fight against the coronavirus

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This poster encourages the public to work together in order to fight the coronavirus.

Don’t laugh opening your mask, COVID will spread

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This poster encourages people to wear masks in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Should a newborn baby be tested for COVID-19 if the baby has a fever and cold

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This poster explains whether or not parents should request a COVID-19 test for their newborn baby if the baby has a fever and cold.

One mask has multiple benefits

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This poster explains the multiple benefits of wearing a mask.

Coronavirus doesn’t care about position, caste or designation

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This poster explains that the coronavirus doesn’t care about position, caste or designation. It is a highly infectious virus and does not discriminate in terms of whom it infects.

Can people not infected with coronavirus black fungus

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This poster explains whether or not someone not infected with the coronavirus can get infected with black fungus.

Walking without wearing a mask is spreading coronavirus

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This poster explains that walking near people without wearing a mask will spread the coronavirus if you’re infected.

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