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.

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Evaluation of the WHO Community Engagement Research Initiative

The coronavirus disease (‎COVID-19)‎ pandemic has exposed inequities and service delivery gaps in national and global health systems. These weaknesses reveal the need to reimagine systemic approaches to community engagement, relationship development and trust building in health. The World Health Organization (‎WHO)‎ Regional Office for the Western Pacific led a multi-country Community Engagement Research Initiative to fill critical research gaps and accelerate action in mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable populations.

This report offers an evaluation of evaluative action-based research carried out by four country research teams in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Malaysia.

Source: Evaluation of the WHO Community Engagement Research Initiative

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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.

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    Vaccine Campaign Impact Measurement Report – Nigeria

    This research report presents results of a study funded by Johnson & Johnson on Breakthrough ACTION’s ongoing national mass media campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, entitled “Follow Who Know Road.” The report shows that out of the 26 million people the campaign reached who were unvaccinated, 14 million later received a vaccine dose and 5 million wanted to get one.

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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.

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      Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) in the context of prevention against COVID-19 Côte d’Ivoire, Phase 3

      Since the emergence of the SARS-CoV2 virus and its first detection in Côte d’Ivoire in March 2020, the country has recorded 87,891 cases and 830 deaths (November 2022). The Ministry of Health has taken various measures to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, including the authorization of COVID-19 vaccines AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinopharm and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). With some ambitious goals to vaccinate 70% of the Ivorian population, understanding the drivers of confidence and uptake of vaccines is essential for the response to COVID-19 and achieving this goal.

      Breakthrough ACTION Côte d’Ivoire conducted a three-phase household survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices to inform risk communication and community engagement.

      • All 3 phases carried out in Abidjan
      • Phase 3, conducted in Abidjan and three inland sites
      • Random sampling in clusters
      • Data collected on tablets and
      • extracted daily to be cleaned and analyzed

      Source: Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) in the context of prevention against COVID-19 Côte d’Ivoire, Phase 3

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      Cameroon Vaccination campaign tools (5th round)

      This is a collection of materials for Cameroon’s COVID-19 vaccination SBC campaign.

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        Rooted in Trust: Addressing Vaccine Misinformation through Information Ecosystem Strengthening in Zimbabwe and South Sudan

        This powerpoint shares a response to COVID-19 misinformation among vulnerable communities and people affected by humanitarian crises with a focus on Zimbabwe and South Sudan.

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          COVID-19 communication campaign IEC/BCC/SBCC material qualitative summary report

          This report reflects perceptions, messages and activities at a time when India was braving the first and second wave of the pandemic.

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            USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 4

            This is the fourth issue of the USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso newsletter (March 2022). The newsletter contains information on how USAID and its implementing partners are helping to strengthen Burkina Faso’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

            Newsletter in English

            Bulletin en français

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