Earthquake in Haiti Affected Access to COVID-19 Vaccine
In addition to preventing the spread COVID-19, Haiti faced another hardship after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of the nation. The tragedy halted vaccination efforts and redirected medical supplies to the emergency response. Meanwhile, healthcare workers in Jérémie are short staffed and continue to treat more and more patients in an already strained healthcare system. More information
Empowering healthcare workers in South Sudan
With the support of EU Humanitarian Aid and Irish Aid, GOAL’s local healthcare unit in Abyei have immunized 934 children against measles, diphtheria and hepatitis B, helping achieve a local immunization rate of 93% in 2021. This success is the result of improved capacity of local healthcare staff and their dedication in implementing the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI). The program is providing vital protection for children and helping to reduce the child mortality rate in this region of South Sudan.
Malual’s training included vaccine management, daily temperature monitoring and tracking immunization coverage. He is also working with Home Health Promoters to motivate people in the community to complete their doses according to their vaccination schedules. Malual receives regular follow up support from GOAL to ensure he can affect the change he wants to see in the community. More information.
Entrepreneur Diversified to Save Her Business
When COVID-19 disrupted the supply chain to devastating effects, Marlita Tenorio Gonzales pivoted her business model to stay afloat. More information
Exploring Faith Leadership and COVID Vaccine Adoption
The TL;DR Summary? For this campaign, CARE thought about how to further use geographic data to reach vaccine hesitant populations. Read below to learn how we tapped into additional data sources to further hone this campaign. This campaign generated similar results to the Faith Leader campaigns we ran over the summer. And, while we were never able to replicate the phenomenal performance of our first campaign that incorporated Faith Leaders, it’s clear that they are strong “trusted messengers” in the USA. We’re still learning. What might we learn if we test it as a tool to scale change in knowledge, attitude and behavior related to gender justice, climate, economic development, foreign aid, or poverty itself? More information
Faith Leadership and Vaccine Hesitancy Reduction
In late spring 2021, CARE launched a social behavior change campaign (SBCC) in partnership with Facebook to improve our shared understanding of how to apply social and behavior change communication strategies to social media campaigns and drive positive public health outcomes in the channel. As the Delta variant spreads, and COVID cases spike to levels not seen since last winter, we have looked to community leaders to help remind their constituents that COVID vaccines are safe and effective ways to stave off community spread and severe illness. More Information