Rapid Assessment Report: Perceptions of COVID-19 booster doses and vaccinations for the 5–11-year-old children

Breakthrough ACTION conducted a rapid assessment in November 2022, to explore people’s perceptions about the booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination for 5-11-year-old children in Bangladesh. The findings from the assessment informed the designing of activities for vaccine communication under CN-18.

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know

This public service announcement focuses on informing parents about the vaccination campaign for 5-11 years old children in Bangladesh and how they can register their children for vaccination.

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Three things to know about COVID-19 vaccination for children

This public service announcement focuses on the three things parents should know about regarding the COVID-19 vaccination for children.

  1. They are safe based on the growing evidence from other countries.
  2. Precaution measures need to be taken even after getting vaccinated.
  3. Vaccine registration should be done with the 17-digit code on birth certificates. Birth certificates with 7 digits are no longer valid and must be updated.

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Taking all doses of COVID-19 vaccines

This public service announcement highlights the importance of staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, to bolster waning immunity and reap the full benefits of vaccines.

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Public Service Announcement on Child Vaccination in Bangladesh

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

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SOP for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Call Center

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.

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

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.

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    Improving Mental Health Services in Bangladesh Through the Mental Health Gap Action Plan

    In Bangladesh, mental health challenges remain unmet due to a lack of awareness, a shortage of mental health professionals and various facilities. To address the widening gap between mental health needs and the availability of mental health care professionals, Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Child Adolescent and Family Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health worked with Breakthrough ACTION to develop a standard operating procedure for mental health and psychological support call centers. In March 2022, in consultation with the Non-Communicable Disease Control and the National Institute of Mental Health, Breakthrough ACTION organized training sessions on the mental health gap action program and the standard operating procedure, to equip doctors and counselors with mental health counseling, screening, and management skills, ensuring improved quality of mental health services that are affordable and accessible to people.

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