Improving Mental Health Services in Bangladesh Through the Mental Health Gap Action Plan

In Bangladesh, mental health challenges remain unmet due to a lack of awareness, a shortage of mental health professionals and various facilities. To address the widening gap between mental health needs and the availability of mental health care professionals, Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Child Adolescent and Family Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health worked with Breakthrough ACTION to develop a standard operating procedure for mental health and psychological support call centers. In March 2022, in consultation with the Non-Communicable Disease Control and the National Institute of Mental Health, Breakthrough ACTION organized training sessions on the mental health gap action program and the standard operating procedure, to equip doctors and counselors with mental health counseling, screening, and management skills, ensuring improved quality of mental health services that are affordable and accessible to people.

Source: Improving Mental Health Services in Bangladesh Through the Mental Health Gap Action Plan

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    Sierra Leone COVID-19 Big Idea of the Week Campaign

    The Big Idea of the Week delves deeper into a specific COVID-related topic. Each week, Big Idea tackles a specific area of COVID-19 and provides important information, guidelines, and messages for the public.

    Breakthrough ACTION, led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) National COVID-19 Emergency Response Center (NACOVERC), creates these messages. They are disseminated on the Ministry website and via the Ministry of Information and Communication’s Facebook page.

    Source: Sierra Leone COVID-19 Big Idea of the Week Campaign

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      Social Media Campaign for COVID-19 Vaccination

      Social Media campaign

      Breakthrough ACTION/JHU conducted social media activities in support of the national SIAP (Semangat Dapat Vaksinasi Lengkap (READY – To Complete the Dose ) campaign targeting the younger population using social media. The campaign motivates the audience  to increase trust in COVID-19 vaccination safety and effectiveness, with emphasizing messages on the personal risk and collective health consequences if not vaccinated.

      The activities included:

      1. Posting messages on the importance of vaccination to young families and the general public through Instagram (feeds and reels) as well as landing articles on the website.
      2. Engaging young moms and Standup Comedy to carry out off-air activities among their members with the aim to complete vaccinations.
      3. Conducting SIAP jingle choreography competition through the young moms community and the general public.
      4. Conducting stand-up comedy video competition to increase trust on COVID-19 vaccination among young people.

      Source: Social Media Campaign for COVID-19 Vaccination

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        Healthcare Worker Clinic Vaccination

        These posters, developed by Johns Hopkins CCP and Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, promote COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare workers. The posters are in English, Pidgin, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.

        Source: Healthcare Worker Clinic Vaccination

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          Guinea COVID-19 Vaccines (COVAX) Materials 2021

          This folder includes all the audio, video, and social media materials used by the Breakthrough ACTION Guinea team in the COVID-19 Vaccination COVAX campaign.

          Source: Guinea COVID-19 Vaccines (COVAX) Materials 2021

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            Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

            Posters in English, Pidgin, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba promoting messages about COVID-19 prevention and testing.

            Source: Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

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              COVID-19 Vaccine for Healthcare Workers

              Posters in English, Pidgin, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba promoting COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers.

              Source: COVID-19 Vaccine for Healthcare Workers

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                Traditional Leaders Advocating for the COVID-19 Vaccine

                Breakthrough ACTION is working with traditional leaders to encourage people to get vaccinated. In the video, Senior Chief Mlolo of Nsanje shares why she got the COVID-19 vaccine, and she encourages people to get vaccinated.

                Source: Traditional Leaders Advocating for the COVID-19 Vaccine

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                  Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 Booster

                  This is a collection of images from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that you can share on social media to encourage people to get their COVID-19 booster.

                  Source: Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 Booster

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