USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 3 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso

This is the third issue of the USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso newsletter (October 2020). The newsletter contains information on how USAID and its implementing partners are helping to strengthen Burkina Faso’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance is provided through many activities that support the different thematic committees established:

  • Diagnosis/laboratory
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Surveillance
  • Coordination
  • Risk communication and community engagement
  • Case management
  • Logistics

Source: USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 3 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso

  • Lydie Ky
  • lky@savechildren.org

USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 2 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso

This is the second issue of the USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso newsletter (October 2020). The newsletter contains information on how USAID and its implementing partners are helping to strengthen Burkina Faso’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This assistance is provided through many activities that support the different thematic committees established:

  • Diagnosis/laboratory
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Surveillance
  • Coordination
  • Risk communication and community engagement
  • Case management
  • Logistics

Source: USAID’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Burkina Faso – Issue 2 / USAID dans la riposte face à la COVID-19 au Burkina Faso

  • Lydie Ky
  • lky@savechildren.org

WHO Vaccine Equity Information Page

This page, on the World Health Organization’s website, explains that we need to prioritize vaccinating higher risk people and health care workers in middle to low-income countries in order to save as many lives as possible and to end the pandemic.

Source: WHO Vaccine Equity Information Page

    The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines: Parent FAQs

    Whether you’re the parent of a teen or a grade-school age child, you likely have questions about the vaccine. And top-of-mind for many parents is how we know that it is safe for kids.

    Here are answers to some common questions about the science behind the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Source: The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines: Parent FAQs

      COVID-19 Vaccine Matchmaking – UNICEF

      Even as the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has increased through the COVAX Facility – a global partnership designed to achieve vaccine equity – getting timely information to people about where they can receive the vaccine has been a challenge. With that in mind, UNICEF and partners have launched an SMS pre-registration system to support the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

      Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Matchmaking – UNICEF

        India Fights Corona – Twitter post

        This is a tweet requesting that people in India get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

        Source: India Fights Corona – Twitter post

          Involve us in COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, religious leaders tell State

          This news article from Kenya explains that religious leaders also wish to become involved in the country’s campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

          Source: Involve us in COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, religious leaders tell State

            Vanuatu launches innovative communication tools to tackle misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines

            The Vanuatu Ministry of Health, together with UNICEF and Wan Smolbag Theatre group and with funding support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), launched a comic book and videos on the COVID-19 vaccines during a meeting that brought together all provincial health teams.

            Source: Vanuatu launches innovative communication tools to tackle misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines

              COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11: Q&A with Healthcare Experts

              We asked scientists and medical experts some of the most common questions parents/guardians have when deciding to vaccinate children 5-11 years old.

              Source: COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11: Q&A with Healthcare Experts

                Variant of Interest vs Variant of Concern

                This simplified infographic explains the difference between a COVID-19 variant of interest and variant of concern.

                Source: Variant of Interest vs Variant of Concern