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Voices from the Front Lines: Breakthrough ACTION Responds to Ebola in Guinea

Written by: Antonia Morzenti, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer Ebola virus is deadly: the survival rate, depending on the strain, can be as low as 10%, and death can happen sometimes in as little as six days. For Ebola patients and those…
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Vasectomy Advocacy: The Time is Now

Written by: Brian Mutebi Vasectomy is a safe and effective contraceptive method that offers benefits for individuals and heterosexual couples who know they do not want to have any—or any more—children. According to Breakthrough ACTION,…
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Empathways: Improving the relationship between healthcare providers and young people

A major barrier to young people’s access and use of family planning is mistrust. Breakthrough ACTION's new Empathways tool leads providers and young potential clients through a process that addresses this barrier by fostering empathy, creating…
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Intersectionality: How do we stay true to the content behind the concept?

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Talk about intersectionality has grown in recent years, across the U.S. and beyond. As this concept increasingly goes mainstream,…
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Introducing the SBC Flow Chart

Written by Claudia Vondrasek, Programs and Integration Director, Breakthrough ACTION Three Phases Define, Design & Test, and Apply are the three phases of the Social and Behavior Change Flow Chart, the process used to develop social…
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Using the KAP COVID Dashboards to Convince the Vaccine Hesitant

Written by Marla Shaivitz, Director of Digital Strategy, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Now that safe and effective vaccines are available for COVID-19, worldwide distribution and acceptability are critical to ending the…
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New Technical Briefs Highlight Opportunities and Recommendations for Behavioral Economics and Human-Centered Design in Family Planning

Written by: Danielle Piccinini Black, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Have you ever wondered how to leverage behavioral economics or human-centered design to increase the impact of social and behavior change (SBC) approaches for…
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We’re Laser-Focused on COVID-19 Vaccines but Vaccine Hesitancy Remains a Challenge

Written by Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator, Breakthrough ACTION These days, we are paying close attention to COVID-19 vaccines. We await a time when vaccines are made available in plentiful supplies to all countries, and the world can really…