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Global Omicron cases have exploded since the COVID-19 variant was first reported to the World Health Organization on November 24. The most recent data from the COVID Behaviors Dashboard reflects that trend: the highest percentage of respondents in multiple countries are reporting positive test results since the dashboard went live in May of 2021.
Our infographics, gifs, and short animations provide key information on high-priority topics related to the prevention and understanding of COVID-19. Our content is designed to be: available freely with open […]
USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 3 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso
This is the third issue of the USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso newsletter (October 2020). The newsletter contains information on how USAID and its implementing partners are helping to strengthen Burkina Faso’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 2 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso
This is the second issue of the USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso newsletter (October 2020). The newsletter contains information on how USAID and its implementing partners are helping to strengthen Burkina Faso’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Breakthrough ACTION project, in collaboration with the National Communication Sub Commission of the COVID-19 Crisis Committee, developed a French and Bambara TV spot with the theme of “Une Pierre, Deux Coups” (Two birds, one stone) to reinforce key behaviors that help to prevent the transmission of both COVID-19 and Ebola.
Fact SheetTechnical Briefs
This FAQ series, available in French, was developed by Breakthrough ACTION Mali in collaboration with the National Communication Sub-Commission of the COVID-19 Crisis Committee. The series was distributed across a range of partners as part of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in 2021. Content was developed in collaboration with all partners and adapts key information and messages of the World Health Organization’s COVID Vaccine FAQs and detailed SAGE recommendations to the context of Mali’s vaccine campaign, its vaccine eligible populations and available vaccine types.
Reports and Studies
This research brief, available in both English and French, summarizes the results of a qualitative study examining barriers to a range of COVID-19 prevention behaviors early on in the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2020.
The study included individual interviews (IDIs) with COVID-19 survivors, individuals who lost a family member to the disease, and health workers. Focus group discussions (FGDs) were also conducted with members of the general population to explore social norms and community perceptions related to COVID-19.
This video is of a phone call between two neighbors in quarantine. It covers several rumors and misinformation about COVID-19 and where to find reliable information in order to adopt preventative behaviors (in this case, Bangladesh’s Ministry of Health website).
To encourage health and safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, RSPL Group, manufacturers and marketers of Ghadi Detergent have unveiled the brand’s campaign #BachaavMeinHiSamajhdaariHai. The video encourages mask wearing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
This video promotes several protective behaviors to adopt during the COVID-19 pandemic. These behaviors include: mask wearing, hand washing, social distancing, and staying home if you feel sick.
This is a series of testimonials, in English and Spanish, encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. They are part of Johns Hopkins University’s initiative to encourage JHU employees and members of the Baltimore community to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
AnalysispampPostersRadio SpotsReports and StudiesSBC CampaignSBC MaterialsTV spots
These materials, al produced in French, were developed by Breakthrough ACTION Cote d’Ivoire in conjunction with its government partners as part of a broader campaign to promote COVID-19 prevention behaviors and address COVID-19 related stigma.
This series of printed materials (posters and leaflets) was developed by Breakthrough ACTION Cote d’Ivoire in collaboration with its government partners. It focuses on the non-stigmatization of people living with or recovered from COVID-19, in the community and in the workplace.
Two posters in Chichewa encourage the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to reduce the risk of serious illness or death. One poster is targeted towards a general audience. The second poster is targeted towards youth.
SBC MaterialsSocial Media
This is a COVID-19 vaccination campaign video from Ghana and in one of the local languages. The video is available on KingRalph Osei Agyeman’s Twitter account.
Entertainment-Education Campaigns and COVID-19: How Three Global Organizations Adapted the Health Communication Strategy for Pandemic Response and Takeaways for the Future
We briefly review EE campaigns in response to previous health emergencies and present three cases of EE responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from leading global organizations.
SBC MaterialsSocial Media
This is a COVID-19 prevention campaign in Indonesia in which people can purchase masks to donate to local charities.
PrintReports and Studies
This viewpoint article argues that three commonly practised journalistic routines – as explicated by Tandoc and Duffy – are promoting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Urdu-language newspaper readers in Pakistan.
SBC MaterialsSocial MediaVideo
Save the Children Ethiopia country office; under its media campaign work with UNICEF, had produced nine additional television spots with Fana Broadcasting Corporate. Here’s a video on how to minimize stress and apply positive parenting.
Resource CentersWeb Resource
Timely data and insights into people’s changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors can ensure that the response to COVID-19 is tailored and adapted to the needs of the population. This course introduces a data collection tool that can help countries or regions capture and use this type of data in their response to the pandemic.
Daily UpdatesWeb Resource
These insights are based on a combination of automated media monitoring and manual review by public health data analysts. Media data are publicly available data from many sources, such as social media, broadcast television, newspapers and magazines, news websites, online video, blogs, and more. Analysts from the Public Good Projects triangulate this data along with other data from fact checking organizations and investigative sources to provide an accurate, but not exhaustive, list of currently circulating misinformation.
This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Breakthrough ACTION Cooperative Agreement #AID-OAA-A-17-00017. Breakthrough ACTION is based at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP).The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Breakthrough ACTION and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the United States Government, or Johns Hopkins University.