Radio spots promoting vaccination during AFCON Cameroon

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, community activity guides and social media guides. The campaign is in 5 languages (English, French, Swahili, Pidgin and Portuguese.) and was developed by Breakthrough ACTION

Radio Spot 1

Radio Spot 2

These spots are also available for Cameroon in French

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Guidelines for Dialogue: Vaccination during Pregnancy

This guide is based on the observation that pregnancy is one of the risk factors for COVID-19 and offers the necessary recommendations to help pregnant women go through this important stage of their lives with the best health guarantees.

Source: Guidelines for Dialogue: Vaccination during Pregnancy

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Testimonial: Pregnant Woman/Teacher

    This video features a lactating mother, who is also a teacher, sharing her testimony to promote the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and build trust and confidence for enhanced vaccine uptake among pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.

    Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Testimonial- Pregnant Woman/Teacher

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    @One Vax Two Lives COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion for Pregnant Women

    This is an Instagram account from University of Washington Health promoting COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women.

    Source: @One Vax Two Lives Covid-19 Vaccine Promotion for Pregnant Women

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      Continuity of essential health services in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique

      This series of cross-sectional studies explores the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on demand- and supply-side factors affecting maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) service utilization in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique. The studies reveal the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacted people’s willingness and ability to access essential MNCH services, their experiences of care, and the health system’s readiness to continue to provide essential care during the pandemic.

      Source: Continuity of essential health services in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique

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        Lessons from research on perceptions of COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women in Côte d’Ivoire – January 2023

        Although the population of Côte d’Ivoire has reached 58% of the vaccination target, there is still work to be done to encourage people with doubts to get vaccinated. The government of Côte d’Ivoire has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for pregnant women since January 2023 (Circular 00103/2023). Breakthrough ACTION supports the government of Côte d’Ivoire through social and behavior change (SBC) interventions, including research and monitoring to inform COVID-19 vaccination activities. The Breakthrough ACTION team, in partnership with the Department of Health and USAID, collected qualitative data from three sites to assess concern about COVID-19, perceptions of the current vaccine rollout, standards perceptions around vaccination, how misinformation and other factors influence vaccine uptake. This analysis focuses on a subset of data relating to perceptions of COVID-19 among pregnant women.

        Source: Lessons from research on perceptions of COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women in Côte d’Ivoire – January 2023

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        Study confirms link between COVID-19 vaccination and temporary increase in menstrual cycle length

        A large international study has confirmed the findings of a previous U.S. study that linked COVID-19 vaccination with an average increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day. The increase was not associated with any change in the number of days of menses (days of bleeding).

        Source: Study confirms link between COVID-19 vaccination and temporary increase in menstrual cycle length

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          Peripartum Outcomes Associated With COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

          In this systematic review and meta-analysis, COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy was not associated with increased risks of peripartum adverse outcomes, including preterm birth, small size for gestational age, low Apgar score at 5 minutes, cesarean delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, and chorioamnionitis.

          Source: Peripartum Outcomes Associated With COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

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            Toolkit for Pregnant people and new parents

            These are resources and tools from the CDC to help pregnant and recently pregnant people, breastfeeding people and new parents caring for infants protect their health and help people who serve these communities communicate with them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

            Source: Toolkit for Pregnant people and new parents

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              COVID-19 and pregnancy: Staying safe, giving birth and getting vaccinated: What we know about safe pregnancy in the pandemic’s fourth year

              With the COVID-19 pandemic entering its fourth year, we asked UNICEF health experts to explain what we now know about the best ways for pregnant women to protect themselves and their babies.

              Source: COVID-19 and pregnancy: Staying safe, giving birth and getting vaccinated: What we know about safe pregnancy in the pandemic’s fourth year

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