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.
Lisa Cobb, one of the authors of CCP's new social norm tool, sits down with CCP's Stephanie Desmon to discuss the importance of understanding social norms in creating behavior change.
Teen pregnancy is a huge issue in Zambia. Breakthrough ACTION is working to help adolescents access modern contraception and to improve their trust in health care providers.
CCP, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, is leading week-long media trainings throughout the country designed to empower and educate journalists in advance of national elections in mid-2021.
Ivorians interviewed in late 2020 say the threat of becoming sick from COVID-19 is low or gone entirely and they mock the need for masks. This concerns public health officials worried about a new wave of disease.
Several from CCP will help moderate the virtual #NotWithoutFP Forum, which will focus on universal health coverage for family planning and the impact of COVID-19 on the sexual and reproductive health community.
Thoko Mwapasa, CCP's Chief of Party in Malawi, died on January 22 due to complications from COVID-19. "Thoko still had so much to do and contribute," says CCP's Dana Loll.
CCP has launched The Pitch, a global competition to find and fund innovative knowledge management ideas for family planning. Deadline is Feb. 4.
New data show that 62 percent of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine. That's not nearly enough to stop the spread of the disease. Public health officials should focus communication efforts on the roughly 20 percent on the fence.