Dr Tracy Bovell Talks on Long Covid

This video was created by the Ministry of Health-Guyana and features Dr. Tracey Bovell, Doctor in Charge of the Infectious Disease Hospital talking on Long COVID.

Watch the video here.

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Matangazo ya redio ya kuhamasisha chanjo katika Michuano ya mpira ya Mataifa ya Afrika – Tanzania

Matangazo haya mawili ya redio yanahamasisha chanjo za kawaida na chanj za UVIKO-19 katika michuano ya mpira ya kombe la kimataifa Afrika 2023, Matangazo haya yanalenga kutoa hamasa kwa wanaume kuhakikisha familia zao na wapendwa wao wamepata chanjo zote wanazohitaji,Matangazo haya ya redio hizo ni sehemu ya kampeni inayohusisha matangazo ya televisheni, matangazo ya redio,matukio ya kutazama mechi Pamoja na miongozo ya mitandao ya kijamii. Kampeni hii itakua katika lugha 5 (Kiingereza, Kifaransa, Kiswahili, Pidgin, na Kireno) na imeandaliwa na mradi wa Breakthrough ACTION.

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These two radio spots are to promote routine immunization and the COVID-19 vaccine during AFCON 2023, featuring well known sportscasters. They aim to inspire men to ensure that their families and loved ones have all the vaccines they need.  The radio spots are part of an overall campaign which includes TV spots, radio spots, watch party and social media guides. The campaign is in 5 languages (English, French, Swahili, Pidgin and Portuguese.) and was developed by Breakthrough ACTION

 

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“Community Members Have More Impact on Their Neighbors than Celebrities”: Leveraging Community Partnerships to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Vaccines are a strong public health tool to protect against severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Still, inequities in COVID-19 vaccination rates and health outcomes continue to exist among Black and Latino populations. Boston Medical Center (BMC) has played a significant role in vaccinating medically underserved populations, and organized a series of community-engaged conversations to better understand community concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. This paper describes the themes which resulted from these community-engaged conversations and proposes next steps for healthcare leaders.

 

View the resource here.

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Who are we and what are we doing to prevent COVID-19?

The Breakthrough ACTION Mali team presented this poster on the project’s activities to combat COVID-19 at the the 6th Conference of the African Epidemiology Association (AfEA) and the 1st congress of the Société Malienne d’Épidémiologie (SOMEPI) held from October 25 to 27, 2023.

Source: Who are we and what are we doing to prevent COVID-19?

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5 Inspiring Covid-19 Marketing Campaigns

Now that the Covid-19 storm has mostly raged itself out it can be hard to remember how much was changed during that time.

During periods of lockdown, consumer circumstances and buying habits changed and brands were forced to change their operational approach as well as their messaging in response. Many experts saw this as a time for companies to reassess their brand strategy – as we looked at in our podcast episode on insights into how brands were dealing with the pandemic.

Despite being a highly creative industry, marketing isn’t always as innovative or risk-averse as you might believe. Many brands opted to remain conservative when it came to their campaigns for fear of tarnishing their reputation. For many, the pandemic was a time to pivot, to reinvent, to inspire, and to offer a viable solution to what was a very pressing problem.

We have highlighted five noteworthy marketing campaigns from the Covid-19 era that you should know about.

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Understanding the Behavioral and Social Drivers (BeSD) of COVID-19 Vaccination among Persons with Disabilities in Internally Displaced Camps in Somalia/Somaliland

In close collaboration with WHO, Handicap International adapted and piloted WHO’s behavioral and social drivers (BeSD) of vaccination tools1 to understand and analyze the perception of COVID-19 vaccines as well as the barriers and drivers of immunization among persons with disabilities in a humanitarian setting. The overall goal of this study was to capture the unique drivers of health prevention for Persons with disabilities in Somalia/Somaliland to support evidence-based disability-inclusive prevention (like RCCE programs) and strengthen advocacy for inclusive health information and services.

Source: Understanding the Behavioral and Social Drivers (BeSD) of COVID-19 Vaccination among Persons with Disabilities in Internally Displaced Camps in Somalia/Somaliland

 

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Digital and Community Influencers Drive COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Targeted South African Populations

Project Last Mile is working with South Africa’s National Department of Health (NDoH) to test influencer-led approaches, which have proven to reach and motivate targeted segments with low vaccine uptake.

Since August 2021, Project Last Mile has worked with the NDoH in South Africa to improve uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.

Source: Digital and Community Influencers Drive COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Targeted South African Populations

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    Considerations for Integrating COVID-19 Vaccination into Immunization Programmes and Primary Health Care for 2022 and beyond

    This document lays out key programmatic considerations essential for moving from mass campaigns for COVID-19 vaccination to integrating COVID-19 vaccination into immunization programmes, PHC and other relevant health services for 2022 and beyond.

    The ultimate aim is to fully explore potential areas for integrating different components of immunization programmes, PHC and health systems. Given the evolving epidemiological nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a living document and will be updated to reflect the changing context, including as policies for COVID-19 vaccinations over the longer term are formulated. Finally, the document is not intended to outline a prescriptive approach but rather to present considerations and options for countries to consider and apply based on their needs and the country context.

    Source: Considerations for Integrating COVID-19 Vaccination into Immunization Programmes and Primary Health Care for 2022 and beyond

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      Evaluating expectations from social and behavioral science about COVID-19 and lessons for the next pandemic

      This review presents a comprehensive assessment of 742 scientific articles on human behavior during COVID-19. Two independent teams evaluated 19 substantive policy recommendations (“claims”) on potentially critical aspects of behaviors during the pandemic drawn from the most widely cited behavioral science papers on COVID-19.

      Source: Evaluating expectations from social and behavioral science about COVID-19 and lessons for the next pandemic

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