Sierra Leone COVID-19 Big Idea of the Week Campaign

The Big Idea of the Week delves deeper into a specific COVID-related topic. Each week, Big Idea tackles a specific area of COVID-19 and provides important information, guidelines, and messages for the public.

Breakthrough ACTION, led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) National COVID-19 Emergency Response Center (NACOVERC), creates these messages. They are disseminated on the Ministry website and via the Ministry of Information and Communication’s Facebook page.

Source: Sierra Leone COVID-19 Big Idea of the Week Campaign

    Eswatini COVID-19 Mythbusters

    The ten mythbusters, available in English and Siswati, were developed based on feedback received from chiefdom leadership who  identified prevailing myths and misconceptions related to COVID-19 prevention, treatment or stigma related to recovery.

    Key mythbusters tackle use of alcohol, garlic, hot baths, home remedies, sex, bleach and sanitizer, and hydroxychoroquine, with key facts.  They also address misconceptions that only urban populations or older people are affected and reassure people about recovery.

    Source: Eswatini COVID-19 Mythbusters

      KAP COVID Dashboard: Global Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices around COVID-19

      This dashboard is a visualization of a study of knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19 and is a collaboration among Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Facebook Data for Good, MIT, WHO and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.

      View the dashboard. 

      COVID-19 Facilitator Guide

      The Breakthrough ACTION Guyana COVID-19 Facilitator Guide is a set of cue cards that are used by community facilitators to conduct community meetings or one on one sessions with community members.

      The guide contains simple and important information about COVID-19 and helps the community facilitator in providing accurate information to the community.

      Source: COVID-19 Facilitator Guide

        Strategy Stop COVID-19 in 60 Days

        A video outlining the strategy of L’Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire (L’ANSS) and partners (Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, and USAID) for the the stop COVID-19 campaign in 60 days.

        Source: Strategy Stop COVID-19 in 60 Days

          BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 Campaign Materials

          The Philippine Department of Health, with support from USAID’s Breakthrough ACTION project, developed a social and behavior change campaign focused on COVID-19 preventive behaviors.

          The campaign encourages people to #BIDASolusyon (Be The Solution) by following 4 BIDA behaviors:

          • B – Bawal walang mask (Don’t go out without a mask)
          • – I-sanitize ang mga kamay, iwas hawak sa mga bagay (Sanitize your hand, avoid touching things)
          • D – Dumistansya ng isang metro (Keep your distance of 1 meter)
          • A – Alamin ang totoong impormasyon (Know the right information)

          It is a multimedia campaign to maximize reach and enable behavior.

          Source: BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 Campaign Materials

            COVID-19 Training of Trainers Curriculum

            This is a training curriculum developed for Breakthrough ACTION Guyana Regional Support Coordinators to appropriately recruit and train Community Volunteer Facilitators to disseminate messages within their communities.

            Source: COVID-19 Training of Trainers Curriculum

              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.

              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. (Lisez l’article en anglais.)

              Source: 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.

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

                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?

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

                  Insights from COVID-19 Youth Task Force

                  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.

                  Source: Insights from COVID-19 Youth Task Force