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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        Understanding the behavioural and social drivers of vaccine uptake

        This is the first position paper to be published by WHO on the behavioural and social drivers (BeSD) of vaccine uptake. It summarizes the development of new tools and indicators to assess the BeSD of vaccine uptake for childhood and COVID-19 vaccination, enabling decision-makers on immunization policy, programme managers, and partners to address under-vaccination through an enhanced understanding of the underlying causes.

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          How to Conduct a Rapid Community Assessment

          Rapid community assessment (RCA) is a process for quickly collecting community insights about a public health issue in order to inform program design. The assessment involves reviewing existing data and conducting community-based interviews, listening sessions, observations, social listening, and surveys.

          The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to share an assessment guide and tools for those who wish to better understand their community’s needs regarding COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and uptake among adults, adolescents, and children.

          Source: How to Conduct a Rapid Community Assessment

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            Real time assessment (RTA) UNICEF’s ongoing response to COVID-19 in eastern and southern Africa

            This real time assessment (RTA) of UNICEF support to COVID-19 vaccine demand promotion in the eastern and southern African region (ESAR) is based on qualitative research in four countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, and South Sudan. The aim is to support UNICEF’s reflection on its ongoing work on COVID-19 vaccine demand promotion (success factors and challenges) and to draw lessons.

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              The Perception of COVID-19 communication in West Africa (non-Sahel): report

              Since 2011, UNESCO has launched an international, regional and national intervention on Media and Information Literacy (MIL), recognizing the primary role of information and media in everyday lives. The intervention is meant to contribute to the development of media and information literacy skills and promote best practices to analyze information critically and to navigate through the overwhelming amount of news and information available.

              Under this overarching framework and as part of UNESCO’s responses to the COVID-19 ‘infodemic’, UNESCO Abuja Office initiated a survey on Perception of COVID-19 Communication in West Africa (non-Sahel). The survey was developed to understand how people in some Western African countries obtain and use the Information on COVID-19 for informed decisions.

              Source: The Perception of COVID-19 communication in West Africa (non-Sahel): report

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                “On the Last Day of the Last Month, I Will Go”: A Qualitative Exploration of COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence among Ivoirian Adults

                We conducted in-depth interviews with individuals who had recovered from COVID-19, people who had lost a family member to COVID-19, and health providers. We also conducted focus group discussions with members of the general population to explore social norms and community perceptions related to COVID-19, including prevention behaviors, stigma, and vaccines.

                Source: “On the Last Day of the Last Month, I Will Go”: A Qualitative Exploration of COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence among Ivoirian Adults

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                  February COVID-19 Behaviors Newsletter

                  New data on the COVID Behaviors Dashboard indicate that people in most countries are currently hungry for information about COVID-19 variants and treatment. As the surge of cases brought by the omicron variant fades in France, India, the United States and elsewhere, countries like Chile, Norway, and Malaysia are still at or approaching their peaks.

                  Explore how key data points on the dashboard—such as masking behaviors and structural barriers to vaccination—have changed in this most recent period.

                  Source: February COVID-19 Behaviors Newsletter

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                    Vaccine hesitancy and behavior change theory-based social media interventions: a systematic review

                    This review highlights the need to use a multitheory framework and tailoring social media interventions to the specific circumstances and needs of the target audience in future interventions. The results and insights gained from this review will be of assistance to future studies.

                    Source: Vaccine hesitancy and behavior change theory-based social media interventions: a systematic review

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