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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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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…
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Compass for SBC “Spotlight” on Breakthrough RESEARCH

As USAID’s flagship social and behavior change (SBC) research and evaluation project, Breakthrough RESEARCH—a consortium led by the Population Council that includes Avenir Health, ideas42, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown…