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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

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 in their community, this is very sobering news. For a disease like…
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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…