How can community-based youth and women’s organizations in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region support demand for COVID-19 vaccines?

First introduced in the Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR) in February 2021, 68 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date, and the available supply of vaccines in the region is expected to continue to increase significantly in 2022.

Ensuring acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccination at country level is key to successful reduction of transmission and containment of the pandemic. However, introducing any new vaccine – especially with new target populations, through potentially new delivery strategies is challenging.

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    Can you breastfeed if you have COVID-19?

    It is completely safe for a mother with confirmed or suspected of COVID-19 to breastfeed.

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      How to breastfeed safely if you have COVID-19?

      This video explains how a mother can safely breastfeed if she is suspected/confirmed to have COVID-19?

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        Symptoms of a broken system: the gender gaps in COVID-19 decision-making

        A growing chorus of voices are questioning the glaring lack of women in COVID-19 decision-making bodies. Men dominating leadership positions in global health has long been the default mode of governing. This is a symptom of a broken system where governance is not inclusive of any type of diversity, be it gender, geography, sexual orientation, race, socio-economic status or disciplines within and beyond health – excluding those who offer unique perspectives, expertise and lived realities. This not only reinforces inequitable power structures but undermines an effective COVID-19 response – ultimately costing lives.

        By providing quantitative data, we critically assess the gender gap in task forces organised to prevent, monitor and mitigate COVID-19, and emphasise the paramount exclusion of gender-diverse voices.

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          Integrating Gender into the COVID-19 Vaccine Response: A Technical Brief

          Many gender-related barriers impact immunization services, including access to, and uptake of, COVID- 19 vaccination. These barriers can include social norms; access to education; ability to make decisions and control resources; health provider attitudes, biases, and preferences; inequitable policies, laws, and regulations; and governance and stakeholder engagement. Failure to address these factors will impede achieving widespread vaccine uptake and greater community protection.

          This technical brief focuses on recommendations to integrate gender perspectives in COVID-19 vaccine promotion efforts as part of the overall risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) response.

          This technical brief is also available in French and Spanish.

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            Integración del Género en la Respuesta a la Vacunación Contra la COVID-19: Informe Técnico

            Este informe técnico se centra en las recomendaciones para integrar la perspectiva de género en los esfuerzos de promoción de la vacunación contra la COVID-19 como parte de la respuesta general de comunicación de riesgos y participación comunitaria (CRPC).

            Este informe técnico también está disponible en Inglés y Francés.

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              Intégration du Genre Dans La Réponse Vaccinale au COVID-19 : Dossier Technique

              Ce dossier technique porte sur les recommandations visant à intégrer la dimension de genre dans les efforts de promotion du vaccin contre le COVID-19, dans le cadre de la réponse globale de communication des risques et d’engagement communautaire (CREC).

              Cette dossier technique est également disponible en anglais et en espagnol.

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                Intégration du Genre Dans la Lutte Contre le COVID-19 Basée sur la Communication sur les Risques et l’Engagement Communautaire

                L’intégration du genre dans la communication des risques COVID-19 et la réponse à l’engagement communautaire (CREC) exige de considérer comment les normes et les rôles de genre, ainsi que la dynamique de pouvoir et la prise de décision inéquitables, influencent les expériences et les besoins des gens à toutes les étapes. Cette note technique fournit des recommandations pratiques pour intégrer le genre dans les six piliers de la réponse de la CREC.

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                  Integración del Género en la Respuesta de Comunicación de Riesgos y Participación Comunitaria Frente a la COVID-19

                  La integración del género en la respuesta de comunicación de riesgos y participación comunitaria (CRPC ) de COVID-19 exige considerar cómo las normas y roles de género, así como las dinámicas de poder y la toma de decisiones inequitativas, influyen en las experiencias y necesidades de las personas en todas las etapas. Este resumen técnico proporciona recomendaciones prácticas para integrar el género en los seis pilares de la respuesta de CRPC.

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