Public-private partnerships have opened up access to digital platforms that facilitate change and amplify outreach to much larger audiences, as the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs’ Breakthrough ACTION project has shown during the pandemic.
The findings, culled from surveys of more than 720,000 people in 23 countries, allow researchers, public health programmers and policymakers to see and respond to trends.
A social media campaign created by CCP and the Department of Health in the Philippines to help its citizens prevent the spread of COVID-19 wins a prestigious award. The Facebook page they created has reached 160 million people since it started in late March.
The global project is designed to promote awareness of, and equitable access to, safe surgery for women. The project will team up with local partners to improve childbirth outcomes and better meet people’s voluntary family planning needs.
CCP is working with the Baltimore City Health Department on a flu vaccination campaign. It is especially important for people to get their flu shots this year, given the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no vaccine for COVID-19.
A new release from the KAP COVID dashboard includes regional data on knowledge, attitudes and behaviors within the U.S. and India, two countries where COVID-19 case counts are the highest in the world.
In Indonesia and the Philippines, CCP is learning what COVID-19 information pharmacists lack and then providing them with tools and education they need.
When COVID-19 hit, a health call center in Mozambique couldn't keep up with demand. With the help of CCP and USAID, everyone can now get the answers they need.
The findings come from the latest update of the KAP COVID dashboard, which presents data from a global survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19. Users can access unique pages for each of the countries surveyed and disaggregate findings by sex, age, education level and residence.
Uttara Bharath Kumar, senior technical advisor for social and behavior change at CCP, discusses the role of effective communication in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus.