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CCP research suggests ways to improve uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine, which was just approved in Côte d’Ivoire for pregnant women in January.
“We are proud to be able to continue serving people around the world who want to be protected from what is still a global pandemic,” says the director of the Breakthrough ACTION project.
To prevent malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, everyone inside the home must use nets every night, throughout the night, most or all of the year.
CCP has developed a new family planning chatbot for young people, co-designed with youth from across nine West African countries.
With the “Monitor My Pregnancy” checklist developed by CCP and others, a program in Cote d’Ivoire helps women attend all pre-natal checkups.
CCP researchers found that many COVID-19 prevention strategies were seen as “anti-social” in Côte d’Ivoire, leading to less adherence. This knowledge has helped reframe COVID-19 messaging in the African nation.
Awareness efforts encouraging more people to seek immediate care for possible rabies exposures seem to be working and dog vaccination is up.
Research conducted under CCP’s Breakthrough ACTION project is beginning to understand and target demand-side barriers to improve acceptance and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Two CCP teams – from Bangladesh and Côte d’Ivoire – will present their COVID-related work at a global virtual meeting on generating demand for COVID-19 vaccines.
During a recent holiday, CCP’s Breakthrough ACTION project educated travelers in Côte d’Ivoire about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines – and provided free vaccinations at bus terminals and festivals for those interested.
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