Breakthrough ACTION Ghana Newsletter #1

This newsletter developed by Breakthrough ACTION in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service shares experiences and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Articles share how the program was able to improve COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and uptake overall and especially to reach vulnerable communities and address the needs of pregnant women.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION Ghana Newsletter #1

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Protecting older adults in Indonesia through COVID-19 vaccination

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project rolled out several approaches to increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage among older adults in DKI Jakarta, West Java, Banten Province, Central Java, and the Special Region of Yogyakarta.

Source: Protecting older adults in Indonesia through COVID-19 vaccination

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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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      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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        How South Africa is integrating COVID

        South Africa’s National Department of Health has published new guidelines for the care of mothers and newborns in the context of the ever-present threat of COVID-19. The guidelines incorporate new scientific and operational evidence. The aim is to ensure that clinical care for mothers, babies and children during the pandemic remains relevant, practical and evidence-based.

        Source: How South Africa is integrating COVID

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          More Harm Reduction, Less Abstinence-Only in COVID Messaging, Experts Say

          This article explains how giving more attention to harm reduction and less attention to abstinence from risky behaviors improves messaging on the COVID-19 pandemic.

          Source: More Harm Reduction, Less Abstinence-Only in COVID Messaging, Experts Say

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            How can community-based youth and women’s organizations in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region support demand for COVID-19 vaccines?

            First introduced in the Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR) in February 2021, 68 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date, and the available supply of vaccines in the region is expected to continue to increase significantly in 2022.

            Ensuring acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccination at country level is key to successful reduction of transmission and containment of the pandemic. However, introducing any new vaccine – especially with new target populations, through potentially new delivery strategies is challenging.

            Source: How can community-based youth and women’s organizations in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region support demand for COVID-19 vaccines?

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              Data for ACTION RCCE for COVID-19 Vaccine Demand in Eastern and Southern Africa: Special Edition on Adolescents and Youth

              This is a document explaining the importance of COVID-19 vaccine uptake among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, as they make up 70% of the population.

              Source: Data for ACTION RCCE for COVID-19 Vaccine Demand in Eastern and Southern Africa: Special Edition on Adolescents and Youth

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                COVID-19 and Meta: Social and Behavioral Change Communication Learnings from 20 Countries

                Throughout 2021, CARE launched 45 locally-led campaigns in 20 countries applying lessons learned during an eight-week training series with Meta. In the second half of 2021, participating countries built on their learnings from their first campaigns and attempted to answer new questions that arose all while creating culturally appropriate messaging to encourage the adoption of preventative behaviors and/or to build trust in the vaccine, even if it wasn’t yet available.

                Source: COVID-19 and Meta: Social and Behavioral Change Communication Learnings from 20 Countries

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