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‘Take Courage and Take the Vaccine’

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 …

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‘The Most Comprehensive Look at Malaria Behaviors You Will Find’

CCP’s Malaria Behavior Surveys capture information gaps around the factors that influence the use of malaria prevention and treatments — and help governments create programs to fill them in. Three have been completed and a half-dozen more are in the pipeline.

Making Vaccines the New Social Norm

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.

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Vasectomy Underused as Family Planning Method

Vasectomy is a safe and cost-effective family planning option, but accounts for just 1.2 percent of contraceptive use in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new advocacy document created by CCP.

Digital Counseling App Helps Women Make Better Family Planning Choices

Family planning clients in Indonesia who were counseled about contraception using a tablet-based application were far more likely to still be using that new method a year later, new CCP research suggests.

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Getting COVID-19 Messages the Last Mile

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.

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CCP Resource Aims to Help Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

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.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Falling Globally, in U.S.

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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Reducing Teen Pregnancy in Zambia

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.

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Stigma Related to COVID-19 May Thwart Prevention Efforts

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.

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CCP Featured at Virtual Family Planning Forum

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.

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CCP Launches Competition for Family Planning Innovation

CCP has launched The Pitch, a global competition to find and fund innovative knowledge management ideas for family planning. Deadline is Feb. 4.

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How to Convince the COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitant  

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.

Project Spotlight

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CCP Joins New $40 Million Safe Surgery Project

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.

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