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…

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…

Using the Community Action Cycle to Build Trust in Guinea

In many communities, Guineans demonstrate a lingering reluctance to visit health care facilities, choosing instead to consult traditional medicine and other healers. In addition to contending with mistrust from local communities, health centers…

Participating in Life-Changing Decisions: The Value of Community Engagement

A community meeting is called.  Everyone gathers together, anxious to discuss how they can help themselves. Before long, hands are raised, questions are asked, and the conversation becomes lively. “Well, it sounds good that we can improve…