Tag: Breakthrough-ACTION

A couple learns about contraception choices at a wellness day event in Zambia, sponsored by CCP.

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.

A health care worker suits up during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Photo/Morgana Wingard/USAID

CCP Launches Rapid Response to Ebola in Guinea

When Guinea identified an Ebola outbreak, within days CCP hit the airwaves with messaging on how Guineans could protect themselves from the disease and highlighting the importance of the Ebola vaccine.

Teachers in Iowa get COVID-19 vaccines on Feb. 6. Photo/Phil Roeder

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. 

Taking COVID-19 Messages to Market

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.”

Nigerians Play Their Way to Good Health

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.

Fatima holds her baby as Mu'Awya Saidu administers a rapid malaria test during check-in at a health center in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Photo/Breakthrough ACTION

‘This Has Made My Work Easier’

Testing everyone for malaria who comes to the clinic with a fever could be a game changer for overburdened health systems dealing with malaria. A new testing protocol in Nigeria was developed by CCP.

CCP and COVID-19: By the Numbers

CCP and COVID-19: By the Numbers

Breakthrough ACTION’s COVID-19 response is lending its expertise in 22 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, working on everything from setting up rumor tracking systems to developing social media campaigns to preparing messages for telephone hotlines.

Lotoko Intamba Gracian's Merci Mon Hero video.

Youth Thank Their Reproductive Health Heroes

Through the CCP-led program Merci Mon Héros (which means “thank you, my hero” in French), young people in Africa are producing videos that thank their parents, friends and others who helped them through reproductive health challenges.

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