Leveraging community-based HIV services to reach female sex workers with the COVID-19 vaccine in Ruvuma, Tanzania

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, EpiC is now leveraging its existing HIV service provision structures and personnel such as peer educators, peer navigators, community leadership, peer referrals, KP-friendly health care workers (HCWs), and education and outreach systems to optimize access to COVID-19 vaccines among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in five of the project’s regions, including Ruvuma.

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    Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccination for People Living with HIV and Key Populations

    This technical guide is intended to support COVID-19 vaccination programs to ensure adequate COVID-19 vaccine coverage among those most vulnerable to and living with HIV.

    These COVID-19 vaccination strategies are based on and adapted from best practices and promising innovations from decades of experience designing and implementing HIV programs with and for PLHIV and KPs. These recommendations should be implemented alongside mitigation strategies that reduce exposure to and impact of COVID-19 on HIV program beneficiaries and staff and safely maintain HIV services.

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      HIV and COVID-19 Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Repository of Resources

      The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project has curated a collection of SBC materials and tools developed by its local project teams and used across its country programs to support HIV prevention, care, and treatment as well as COVID-19-related programming.

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        Take Your ARVs and Complete Your COVID-19 Vaccination to Stay Protected

        This poster encourages people living with HIV to take their anti-retroviral drugs and get vaccinated to stay protected. It also has variations in Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin, and Yoruba.

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        Malaria and COVID-19 Television Spot – Kenya

        Breakthrough ACTION worked with the Kenyan Division of the National Malaria Programme to develop this spot that promotes malaria prevention, testing, and treatment.

        The spot also reassures audiences that it is safe to go to the health facility during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to safety precautions put in place. The spot has been broadcast regularly on four of the leading local TV stations in Kenya starting in January 2021.

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          Get Tested for COVID-19 If You Feel Sick

          Posters in English, Pidgin, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba urging people to get tested if they feel ill.

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            Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

            Posters in English, Pidgin, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba promoting messages about COVID-19 prevention and testing.

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              COVID-19 Vaccine for Healthcare Workers

              Posters in English, Pidgin, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba promoting COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers.

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