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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…
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Dealing with the worldwide panic about Coronavirus: Providing advice, fighting stigma, dispelling information

Written by: Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator, Breakthrough ACTION When a frightening new disease suddenly emerges, the global medical and public health communities snap to attention and try to determine how to slow and, ultimately, stop it from…
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Breakthrough ACTION + RESEARCH Resources from the USAID Zika Response

Written by: Alex Reed and Reshma Naik, Breakthrough RESEARCH In 2016, USAID launched a response to prevent the transmission and spread of Zika, a once little-known virus spread through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, person…
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Cutting through the confusion: Prioritizing behavioral messages and calls to action

Written by: Alice Payne Merritt, CCP Deputy Director, Breakthrough ACTION When Zika first appeared in Brazil and spread quickly through the Americas, dozens of governments and partners grappled with how to help families protect themselves from…