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War, COVID-19 Taking Toll on Ukrainians, Survey Finds

Many people living in Ukraine – and the countries on its borders – are reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as food and financial insecurity, feelings that have risen to new heights since Russia started its war with Ukraine at the end of February. 

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Introducing FP Insight: A New Way to Discover and Curate Family Planning Information

CCP’s new FP insight tool, designed by and for members of the family planning and reproductive health community, is inspired by Pinterest and other social media apps to spark creativity and learning by sharing resources and ideas about family planning.

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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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How to ‘Get the Facts About the Vax’

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.

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Real-time Rumor Tracking Helps Spread Truth over Misinformation

“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.

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‘I Will Be One of the Examples’

CCP’s Breakthrough ACTION Liberia project has created health clubs for adolescent boys and girls designed to reduce the high teen pregnancy rate there.

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Black Maternal Mortality: ‘It is Racism, not Race’

CCP’s Tina Suliman writes: “The maternal mortality crisis in the United States emphasizes the truth behind this declaration: It is racism, not race, that is killing America’s Black mothers and babies.”

With COVID-19 Crisis Raging in India, CCP Adds Resources

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.

New CCP Study Links Harmful Gender Norms to Pre-Term Births

Most studies of pre-term birth – the leading cause of infant mortality around the world – have focused on complications that occur in health facilities in the high-income countries. A unique new study conducted by CCP looks at risk factors that start long before delivery.

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How to Conduct Research in the Middle of a Pandemic

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.

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CCP Launches New Website Dedicated to the Planet

The new People-Planet Connection site, created by the CCP-led Knowledge SUCCESS project, brings people together to address the complex relationships between people’s health and the environment.

vaccines
CCP Awarded Nearly $6.5 Million to Promote COVID-19 Vaccines

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.

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CCP Program Changing Health Behaviors in DRC

A survey of people living in rural Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) found that more men appear to be accompanying their pregnant wives to prenatal care appointments since a CCP health campaign launched in 2020.

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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