Tag: Breakthrough-ACTION


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.


Photo courtesy of Presidencia República Dominicana

How Gender Plays a Role in Zika Prevention

Successful programs to prevent the spread of the Zika virus in the Dominican Republic should include a focus on ways in which gender roles may contribute to transmission of the disease, new CCP research suggests.


In the DRC's North Kivu region, health workers register people who to be vaccinated against Ebola. Photo: Vincent Tremeau/World Bank

CCP Brings Important Ebola Messages to DRC

To help cut through misinformation and rumors surrounding the second-largest Ebola outbreak ever in the world, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has developed messages for a national health hotline available to anyone in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


CCP is developing messages to help prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases in Cote d'Ivoire. Photo: USAID

Using Rapid Research to Prepare for the Next Epidemic

In Cote d'Ivoire, CCP's research is designed to develop messaging that would help prevent the spread of the next outbreak of a zoonotic disease in West Africa – that is, a disease that can be spread from animals to humans.



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