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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…
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Three Things You can do to Fight Health-Related Misinformation Online

Written by: Anurag Banerjee, Co-Founder, Quilt.AI According to a Global Market Research Report by ESOMAR, online research stood out as researchers’ preferred method of data collection, compared to more traditional methods such as face-to-face…
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Equity and malaria: Who gets prioritized when a household doesn't have enough mosquito nets?

Written by: Ashley Riley, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION; Gabrielle Hunter, Malaria and Zika Technical Team Lead, Breakthrough ACTION; Meei Child, Communications Officer, Breakthrough ACTION In Malawi, fewer and fewer young boys sleep…
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Announcing: 10 Stories, 10 Lives, One Message Site

Written by: Kendra Davis, Program Specialist In some parts of the world, youth, women, and families want to access family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services, but they can’t because they face barriers such as discrimination…
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Building Behavioral Design Skills: Conversations with Breakthrough ACTION Innovators

Written by: Finou Thérèse Mendy, 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.…