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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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Four Countries, 12 COVID-19 Tests and 119 Days

CCP’s Anna McCartney-Melstad’s move from Africa to Fiji turned into an unimaginable odyssey thanks to COVID-19. The trip took four months, a dozen COVID tests and quarantine under armed guard.

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‘The entire world’s attention was on COVID-19’

CCP’s Stephanie Desmon talks to Nick Moran about how he shifted the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s social media tone during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, using humor and irreverence to inspire potentially lifesaving behaviors.

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Top Five CCP Blog Posts of 2020

As we finally put 2020 behind us and look to a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel in 2021, here’s a list of CCP’s top five blog posts for the year.

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To End Pandemic, Focus on Science of Human Behavior

It’s time to put science behind our communication, just as we have put science behind tackling this devastating disease, writes CCP’s Susan Krenn.

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Taking COVID-19 Messages to Market

“We tried to make vendors see they are at a higher risk of contracting COVID because they have contact with a lot of people,” says CCP’s Felisberto Massingue. “The risk is always there.”

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Animated Series Asks Kids to Help Prevent COVID-19

In Cambodia, a family of animated rabbits is helping kids – and their parents – stay safe from COVID-19 and deal with the struggles of virtual schooling during the pandemic.

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Podcast Highlights COVID-19 Messages from Around the World

CCP Deputy Director Alice Payne Merritt is featured on this episode of the Public Health on Call podcast discussing the center’s COVID messaging from around the world and sharing audio clips from radio and TV spots.

Nigerians Play Their Way to Good Health

Using basic mobile phones, 60,000 Nigerians have dialed into a game where they can win points for their mastery of important maternal and child health information. This approach has drawn in a large number of men on a topic where it is often hard to engage them.

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Partnering with Business During the Pandemic: Six Examples

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.

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New Data Show Changes in COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors Over Time

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.

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Successful COVID Campaign in Philippines Wins Accolades

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.

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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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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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