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The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs’ Didier Kangudie volunteered to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even while many people in his country were very reluctant to get theirs. As chief of party for CCP’s Breakthrough ACTION project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he found
CCP has designed and launched a website for the Johns Hopkins community – and beyond – to provide research-driven, up-to-date information on COVID-19 to help people make informed decisions about getting vaccinated.
“Developing methods to track, prioritize and respond to harmful rumors is an important step in implementing social and behavior change interventions during public health emergencies,” says CCP’s Natalie Tibbels, MSPH, the lead author of a new journal article.
CCP has created a special section of the COVID-19 Communication Network website with social and behavior change resources devoted to combating the current emergency in India.
When they couldn’t wait any longer, CCP researchers set out to conduct its Malaria Behavior Survey in the Democratic Republic of Congo — with many COVID-19 precautions.
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded nearly $6.5 million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs to promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines across 13 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
In a commentary published in Global Health Now, CCP’s Susan Krenn talks about the need to quickly improve COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and the dire consequences of failing to do so.
In rural Ghana, places where there aren’t even radio signals, CCP relies on people whose homes are outfitted with loudspeakers and microphones to share COVID-19 messages with the community.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs just released a “Trending Topic” to help address vaccine hesitancy, which in 2019 the World Health Organization declared one of the top 10 threats to public health. Vaccines are a critical piece toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic.
The percentage of people globally who say they will get a COVID-19 vaccine has fallen in recent weeks, even as tens of millions of doses have been administered around the world, new survey data disseminated by CCP suggests.
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