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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          Three Insights to Help Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

          As part of the USAID-funded Breakthrough ACTION project, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and partner ideas42 are working with teams and governments in eight countries — Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Philippines, and Nigeria — to understand and target demand-side barriers to improve acceptance and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.

          Source: Three Insights to Help Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

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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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              COVID Won’t End Up Like the Flu; It Will Be Like Smoking

              The “new normal” will arrive when we acknowledge that COVID’s risks have become more in line with those of smoking cigarettes—and that many COVID deaths, like many smoking-related deaths, could be prevented with a single intervention.

              Source: COVID Won’t End Up Like the Flu; It Will Be Like Smoking

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                Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines in Niger

                To raise awareness among the people and debunk the myths related to vaccinations, UNICEF initiated a Covid-19 Vaccination Awareness Campaign in Niger. This drive is being held in collaboration with the Scouts Association.

                Source: Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines in Niger

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                  Country Spotlight: Worry about Catching COVID-19 in Nigeria

                  The percentage of respondents reporting “a great deal” of worry has been below 40% on the COVID Behaviors Dashboard for nearly a year (June 2021). With less than 10% of the population vaccinated against COVID-19 as of May 2022 and the potential for underreporting of cases contributing to inaccurate measures of the true toll of COVID-19, public health messaging and targeting vulnerable or hard to reach populations may be critical to successful vaccination campaigns. Nigeria has seen success in relying on its polio response network to deliver COVID-19 and other vaccines, indicating a valuable strategy for current and future pandemics.

                  Source: Country Spotlight: Worry about Catching COVID-19 in Nigeria

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