IAS Conference E-posters

Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria presented two e-posters at the just concluded 23rd International AIDS Conference.

The two posters titled Reinforcing COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement Response in Nigeria Through the Use of Mobile Curriculum and “COVID-19 Response Through 3-2-1 Digital Mobile Technology In Nigeria respectively were virtually presented on the poster virtual exhibition July 10th and 11th 2020. and is currently on the COVID-19 IAS Conference.

These posters are based on the Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria support to the NCDC’s Risk communications and community engagement (RCCE) activities on the coronavirus pandemic through the United States Agency for International Agency (USAID) funding. .

Source: IAS Conference E-posters

    COVID-19 Communication Handbook 2020: How to Design Behaviourally-informed Communication

    This handbook is designed for policy makers, communication practitioners, and development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) can be conducted effectively using behavioral insights during the current pandemic.

    The handbook provides practical guidance on how to use behaviorally-informed insights to design effective communication to address the rapid behavior change needed during COVID-19.

    Source: COVID-19 Communication Handbook 2020: How to Design Behaviourally-informed Communication

      COVID-19 Behaviour Tracker

      This site tracks global behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      The site tracks how people across the world are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The global survey, launched in partnership with YouGov (UK) the first week of April, is collecting fortnightly data from 29 countries to explore the public’s attitudes and health behaviors as the situation evolves.

      Through this survey they are monitoring how compliant individuals are with COVID-19 safety measures, such as self-isolation and avoiding unnecessary travel. They are also looking into a range of other relevant behaviours and measures, from hygiene to quality of life.

      Source: COVID-19 Behaviour Tracker

        COVID-19: Rethinking Risk

        This article explains that an increased understanding of risk factors, including the effects of social determinants and their interplay, provides an opportunity to target mitigation strategies and helps to allay the popular misconception that everyone is at equal risk of severe illness.

        As the authors note, it is time to evolve from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that centres on those most at risk. This will need to happen at both the individual and community level.

        Source: COVID-19: Rethinking Risk

          Practice Guide: Behaviour Change Communication during Crisis

          This guide provides tips, recommendations, and templates for nonprofit organizations in response to COVID-19.

          Included are various modules:

          • Part 1: Communication about Health Behaviors
          • Part 2: Mobilization of Resources
          • Part 3: Crisis Communication Plan
          • Part 4: Building an Internal Communication Strategy
          • Part 5: Remote Work Setup
          • Part 6: Behavior Change Resources

          Source: Practice Guide: Behaviour Change Communication during Crisis

            Designing COVID-19 Materials for Low Literate Settings

            This website offers tips and tools for creating COVID-19 materials for low-literate audiences.

            It provides examples of materials, offers a checklist for making sure that materials meet the criteria for low literate audiences, and offers an assessment of one’s own materials to check for reading level.

            Source: Designing COVID-19 Materials for Low Literate Settings

              CommunityFirst COVID-19 Roadmap

              This Roadmap is a planning tool to support communities to organize, prepare and respond to COVID-19.

              It provides key steps in working to respond to COVID-19:

              1. Determine level of transmission
              2. Identify high-risk and vulnerable groups
              3. Coordinate with health authorities and other relevant actors
              4. Protect your community
              5. Communicate key messages
              6. Provide food and essential items
              7. Supply water and sanitation

              Source: CommunityFirst COVID-19 Roadmap

                Prioritising the Role of Community Health Workers in the COVID-19 Response

                COVID-19 disproportionately affects the poor and vulnerable. Community health workers are poised to play a pivotal role in fighting the pandemic, especially in countries with less resilient health systems.

                Drawing from practitioner expertise across four WHO regions, this article outlines the targeted actions needed at different stages of the pandemic to achieve the following goals:

                1. PROTECT healthcare workers
                2. INTERRUPT the virus
                3. MAINTAIN existing healthcare services while surging their capacity
                4. SHIELD the most vulnerable from socioeconomic shocks.

                While decisive action must be taken now to blunt the impact of the pandemic in countries likely to be hit the hardest, many of the investments in the supply chain, compensation, dedicated supervision, continuous training and performance management necessary for rapid community response in a pandemic are the same as those required to achieve universal healthcare and prevent the next epidemic.

                Source: Prioritising the Role of Community Health Workers in the COVID-19 Response

                  Virtual Presenting During COVID-19: Technical Brief

                  This Technical Brief presents workarounds—tips and tricks to use digital platforms—to conduct pretests virtually. In this document, two instances for virtual presenting are presented: the development of SBC materials and the development of job aids. Both use similar processes, but with specific differences that are highlighted in this document.

                  Source: Virtual Presenting During COVID-19

                    How to Fight an Infodemic: The Four Pillars of Infodemic Management

                    The World Health Organization (WHO) is presenting a framework for managing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infodemic. Infodemiology is now acknowledged by public health organizations and the WHO as an important emerging scientific field and critical area of practice during a pandemic.

                    From the perspective of being the first “infodemiolgist” who originally coined the term almost two decades ago, the author posts four pillars of infodemic management:

                    • Information monitoring (infoveillance)
                    • Building eHealth Literacy and science literacy capacity
                    • Encouraging knowledge refinement and quality improvement processes such as fact checking and peer-review
                    • Accurate and timely knowledge translation, minimizing distorting factors such as political or commercial influences

                    Source: How to Fight an Infodemic: The Four Pillars of Infodemic Management