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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    Social Media Campaign for COVID-19 Vaccination

    Social Media campaign

    Breakthrough ACTION/JHU conducted social media activities in support of the national SIAP (Semangat Dapat Vaksinasi Lengkap (READY – To Complete the Dose ) campaign targeting the younger population using social media. The campaign motivates the audience  to increase trust in COVID-19 vaccination safety and effectiveness, with emphasizing messages on the personal risk and collective health consequences if not vaccinated.

    The activities included:

    1. Posting messages on the importance of vaccination to young families and the general public through Instagram (feeds and reels) as well as landing articles on the website.
    2. Engaging young moms and Standup Comedy to carry out off-air activities among their members with the aim to complete vaccinations.
    3. Conducting SIAP jingle choreography competition through the young moms community and the general public.
    4. Conducting stand-up comedy video competition to increase trust on COVID-19 vaccination among young people.

    Source: Social Media Campaign for COVID-19 Vaccination

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      Lessons Learned and Good Practices: Country-specific Case Studies on Immunization Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

      The methodology for this report included a literature review of available documentation and research, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions with UNICEF country and regional offices and partners. The process led to a series of six case studies, which describe predominantly positive campaign experiences, documenting lessons and good practices that can inform future immunisation programmes carried out during COVID-19 or similar circumstances.

      Source: Lessons Learned and Good Practices: Country-specific Case Studies on Immunization Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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      Cameroon Vaccination campaign tools (5th round)

      This is a collection of materials for Cameroon’s COVID-19 vaccination SBC campaign.

      Sources:

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      COVID-19 SBC Message Guide

      Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) conducted a COVID-19 prevention campaign with funding from the United States Agency for International Development under the global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. Under this project, CCP supported the RCCE team in Ethiopia to develop a comprehensive message guide that informs the development of SBC campaigns and materials.

      Source: COVID-19 SBC Message Guide

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      How to upload CCN Resources

      This is a powerpoint who describes the process of uploading documents on CCN site.

      Source: How to upload CCN Resources

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