COVID-19 Vaccines Hesitancy Among Community Health Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors – Brief Report

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has implemented the COVID-19 vaccine promotion project in Ethiopia with funding and support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. CCP/Ethiopia conducted a cross-sectional community-based assessment of community health workers’ (CHWs) hesitancy toward COVID-19 vaccines during June and July 2022. CHWs include both Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and Women Development Army (WDA). The assessment aimed to inform risk communication and vaccine promotion programs in Ethiopia. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect information from CHWs regarding exposure to messages about COVID-19 vaccines, risk perceptions and practices related to COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 998 randomly sampled CHWs (491 HEWs and 507 WDAs) were interviewed in five clusters of major regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz, Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Region, Dire Dawa). About 200 randomly sampled CHWs were interviewed from each cluster.

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Building Trust and Empathy Around COVID-19: A Client-Centred Communication Approach

A participant’s booklet used to train facility-based healthcare workers on Building Trust and Empathy Around COVID-19.

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Healthcare Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors

    Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine promotion project in Ethiopia with funding and technical assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. From February to March 2022, CCP/Ethiopia conducted a cross-sectional facility-based assessment of COVD-19 vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers (HCWs). The assessment aimed to inform the risk communication and vaccine promotion programs in Ethiopia. Mobile phone assisted interviews were used to collect information regarding exposure to COVID-19 messages, risk perceptions and behavioral practices that are relevant to COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 500 randomly sampled healthcare workers were interviewed from selected health centers and hospitals in five clusters of major regions of Ethiopia (Bahir Dar, Hawasa, Jimma, Assossa and Addis Ababa). About 100 randomly sampled HCWs were interviewed from each cluster.

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    Ghana: Health worker on the COVID-19 pandemic’s frontline

    In 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, healthcare workers worldwide mobilized to treat patients, often putting their own safety at risk. Scholastica Gladys Dery is a nurse at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Ghana. With over 25 years’ experience in public health, Scholastica was on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Despite being infected by the virus during the first wave, Scholastica recovered and returned to work to continue saving lives.

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      Guidelines for Health Care Workers on COVID-19

      The following steps help healthcare workers protect themselves, their clients, and other people they contact.

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        Article sur le travail avec les personnels de santé

        Breakthrough ACTION intensifie les dialogues avec les professionnels de santé pour leur engagement et l’appropriation de la vaccination Covid-19 en RDC.

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        On the Fence About COVID-19 Vaccines?

        This is an infosheet touching on key topics of concern regarding COVID-19 vaccination. It addresses core components of hesitation, fears, and misunderstandings. Target audiences for this infographic are rural communities, those on the fence or undecided about vaccination, and adults with multiple comorbidities.

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        Prevent: Respiratory Hygiene

        This poster explains the importance of wearing mask properly to ensure that they are effective in protecting health care workers, and also how they are disposed to ensure health and safety of health care workers.

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        COVID-19 Risk Communication Package

        This package provide health care facility management and healthcare workers with an overview of the key actions required to keep safe & healthy in the workplace.

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