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The Dangers of Misinformation and Rumors during Health Emergencies

Written by: Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator In the past 18 months, the world has changed a great deal: a pandemic has altered all our lives in myriad ways. When it comes to obtaining information while living in a worldwide health crisis,…
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VOIX DES PREMIERES LIGNES : BREAKTHROUGH ACTION RÉPOND À L'EBOLA EN GUINÉE

Le virus Ébola est mortel : le taux de survie, selon la souche, peut être aussi bas que 10 %, et la mort peut survenir parfois en six jours seulement. Pour les malades d'Ébola et les membres de leur communauté, cette nouvelle est une dure…
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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…