Maintaining Essential GBV Services during COVID-19

This document provides guidance on how to safely deliver gender-based violence (GBV) services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The document offer guidance to ministries of health, policymakers, service providers, and other implementing partners on how to continue to safely deliver  GBV services during COVID-19. The evidence-based documents are drawn from data and guidance from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This document is part of a series of technical guidance documents developed by Pathfinder that can be used to support the adaptation of essential sexual and reproductive health care during the COVID-19 pandemic or future airborne infectious disease outbreaks.

Source: Maintaining Essential GBV Services during COVID-19

Managing Nutrition Myths and Misconceptions During COVID-19: Technical Brief

This short guide cover social and behavior change (SBC) strategies for combating this information and supporting programs and responding to COVID-19 related misinformation that affects nutrition.

Misinformation undermines confidence in the underlying science behind disease prevention and limits participation in recommended practices, including making use of available nutrition services and activities.

Source: Managing Nutrition Myths and Misconceptions During COVID-19: Technical Brief

    COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

    This is a living document outlining the current evidence on GBV during COVID-19 as well as innovative solutions and recommendations for organizations to integrate GBV support into their COVID-19 response. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis with examples of actions already taken.

    Source: COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

      SBC for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health during COVID-19: Technical Brief

      This technical brief includes important considerations, messages, and resources to support country programs in adapting social and behavior change (SBC) programming for maternal, newborn, and child health in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

      Source: SBC for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health during COVID-19: Technical Brief

        Guidance on SBC for Nutrition During COVID-19: Technical Brief

        This short guide includes important considerations, messaging, and resources to support country programs in adapting nutrition Social and Behavior Change (SBC) programming in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

        Source: Guidance on SBC for Nutrition During COVID-19: Technical Brief

          Smoking and COVID-19

          This review assesses the available peer-reviewed literature on the association between smoking and COVID-19, including:

          1. Risk of infection by SARS-CoV-2
          2. Hospitalization with COVID-19
          3. Severity of COVID-19 outcomes amongst hospitalized patients such as admission into intensive care units (ICU), use of ventilators and death.

          Source: Smoking and COVID-19

            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

              Using Social Media to Disseminate COVID-19 Information: Technical Brief

              This technical brief details the steps and considerations programs can take to develop an overarching social media strategy to disseminate COVID-19 messages and combat misinformation. This document also provides a list of relevant tools and resources for implementation.

              Source: Using Social Media to Disseminate COVID-19 Information

                Playbook for Physical Distancing

                Playbook for Pandemic Response, an initiative led by Final Mile, is a real time documentation of strategies and solutions impacting behavioral outcomes critical to pandemic response that can immediately be used by a variety of stakeholders.

                This particular playbook addresses behavioral challenges with respect to physical (not social) distancing.

                Source: Playbook for Physical Distancing

                  Playbook for Mask Use

                  Playbook for Pandemic Response, an initiative led by Final Mile, is a real time documentation of strategies and solutions impacting behavioral outcomes critical to pandemic response that can immediately be used by a variety of stakeholders. This particular playbook addresses mask usage.

                  Source: Playbook for Mask Use