COVID-19 and vaccine SBCC materials web-series in Nepal

Save the Children in Nepal in partnership with National Health Education Information Communications Center (NHEICC) produced a web-series, ‘Sacchai Ho?’ (Its it for real?) to address rumors related to #COVID19 and vaccines. Utilizing an edutainment approach, the series aims to counter rumors and promote evidence-based information on COVID-19 and vaccines.

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    Ghana COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Song

    This a 3-minute Ghana COVID-19 campaign song, “Protect yourself, protect your family. Get vaccinated Now!”, produced by Celestine Donkor, an influential Ghanaian gospel music celebrity and Ghana Health ServiceCOVID-19 ambassador, and supported by Breakthrough ACTION, promotes compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols and creates awareness and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among the general population, including pregnant women, and persons aged 15 years and above, while addressing crosscutting vaccine misinformation, myths and rumors. The song is produced in Twi, and interspersed with three other languages-  English, Ewe and Ga.

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      Nalamdana COVID-19 Vaccine – Episode 3

      Through a young couple’s arguments at a bus stop, this short video, in Entertainment-Education style, highlights the importance of getting vaccines, why a second dose is critical to bring your immunity to where your body can easily fight the virus, and why it is important to continue to wear masks, even if you are fully vaccinated. By countering popular misconceptions (from the young man), the young woman, and her educated bus stop companion model COVID-safe behavior.

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        Wear mask, keep myself and others safe video

        This video explains the importance of wearing a mask while in public and hand washing in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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          Communicating Awareness About COVID-19 Through Songs: An Example From Ghana

          Grounded in the edutainment approach, we explored how songs are being used to create awareness about COVID-19 in Ghana, a sub-Saharan African country. YouTube was searched, and 28 songs met the study inclusion criteria. We conducted a thematic analysis of the song lyrics. Most lyrics were in English, Ghanaian Pidgin English, Akan, Ga, or Dagbani.

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            Music Video and Radio Song for Burkina Faso COVID-19 Response Health Care Workers

            December 2020. Breakthrough ACTION worked with the Burkina Faso/USAID Mission and the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health to produce a music video for health care workers. The music video featured well-known Burkinabe musicians thanking health care workers for their courage in confronting COVID-19 and honoring the health care workers who have lost their lives due to the pandemic. It aired in French nationwide on the most popular television stations. The music video has also been released as a standalone song that was broadcast on popular radio stations across the country.

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              Entertainment-Education Campaigns and COVID-19: How Three Global Organizations Adapted the Health Communication Strategy for Pandemic Response and Takeaways for the Future

              COVID-19 created a substantial set of challenges for health communication practitioners in the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating entertainment-education (EE) campaigns. EE is a theory and evidence-based communication strategy that employs entertainment media for educational messaging. Here, we briefly review EE campaigns in response to previous health emergencies and present three cases of EE responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from leading global organizations.

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                Kiting High: New Normal for Children

                This is story book explains the new normal, or a set of various behavioral rules to be followed in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and therefore keep their communities safe. It was produced by UNICEF and the Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust.

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                  Vanuatu launches innovative communication tools to tackle misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines

                  The Vanuatu Ministry of Health, together with UNICEF and Wan Smolbag Theatre group and with funding support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), launched a comic book and videos on the COVID-19 vaccines during a meeting that brought together all provincial health teams.

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                    Self isolation after returning home

                    Audio PSAs in Seven regional languages of Nepal. These PSAs are produced voluntarily during the first lockdown in Nepal, explaining the importance of self isolation after returning home in order to ensure that you don’t accidentally spread COVID-19.

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