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Building Behavioral Design Skills: Conversations with Breakthrough ACTION Innovators

Written by: Mamina Herizo, ideas42 This is part of a series of conversations with members of the National Innovations Team (NIT), a group of 54 health professionals across government and non-profit sectors in Burkina Faso and Niger. NIT members…
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Top 5 reasons you should attend the Reproductive Health Innovation Exchange

Photo by Irene Mirembe for IntraHealth International Written by: Ely McElwee1 and Heather Hancock2, Breakthrough ACTION 1 ideas42, 2 Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Games, counseling materials, and digital tools are just…
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Building a “One-Stop-Shop” for Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning Resources

Written by: Rebecca Pickard, Copywriter and Editor, Breakthrough ACTION Over the last five years, Breakthrough ACTION and Breakthrough RESEARCH have produced a treasure trove of guidance, tools, and data surrounding social and behavior change…
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Placing Empathy at the Heart of Provider Behavior Change: A Toolkit

Written by: Alison Pack, Program Officer Although existing service delivery data provide valuable information, they provide little detail on factors that influence provider behavior. Furthermore, conducting service-focused research can be expensive…
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The Power of Co-Design: Lessons Learned from Diverse Stakeholder Perspectives

Written by: Rahin Khandker1, Anne Stotler1, James Nyara2, and Allison Schachter1, Breakthrough ACTION 1 ideas42, 2 Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs As behavioral designers, we know it’s important for end-users and other…
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Using COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey Data to Conduct Prevention and Vaccination Campaigns in the Philippines

Written by: Nicole Walter, Program Manager, Data for Good at Meta Breakthrough ACTION, USAID’s global social and behavior change project, catalyzes social and behavior change by designing and implementing evidence-based solutions to improve…
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Battling COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Through Targeted Community Dialogues

Written by: Rassidatou Konaté, Student, Bloomberg School of Public Health Guinea recorded its first cases of COVID-19 in March 2020. At that time, little was known about the novel virus. A dearth of information fueled uncertainties, which…
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Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among the Media: The Story of a Radio Station in Oyo State

By: Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria Staff As the Head of News at Solutions FM, a radio station in Oyo State, Nigeria, Dapo Okunubi heard many rumors about COVID-19 vaccines, including of recipients falling sick for many days after vaccination…
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Closing the Global COVID-19 Vaccine Gap: Three Encouraging Insights to Support Vaccine Demand

It has been more than a year since the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, yet the gap in vaccination rates between high- and low-income countries continues to grow. Supply shortages are no longer the primary issue, with logistics challenges…