Promoting Vaccination: A Toolkit for Collaborating with Faith Communities

This toolkit is designed to equip faith actors and related stakeholders—such as Ministries of Health, medical and scientific bodies, and non-profit organizations that partner with or work alongside faith actors—with the information and tools needed to raise awareness, reduce misinformation, and address barriers that prevent faith communities in particular from engaging in vaccination. It includes information on theological dimensions of vaccination, holding discussions on vaccination, messaging on social media, holding inter-faith discussion forums on vaccine promotion, organizing harmonized inter-faith vaccine campaigns, and engaging with faith-based scientific technical bodies. Ultimately, this toolkit is intended to promote innovative partnerships that drive vaccine acceptance and uptake and to inspire increased strategic discussion and investment among stakeholders in the vaccine space.

यह टूलकिट धार्मिक/आस्थावान प्रभावीजनों तथा सम्बंधित स्टेकहोल्डर्स यथा – स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय, चिकित्स्कीय एवं वैज्ञानिक संस्थानों, टीकाकरण पर व धार्मिक समुदायों के साथ कार्यरत समाज सेवी संस्थाओं के उपयोग के लिए बनायी गयी है ताकि टीकाकरण के प्रति जागरूकता बढ़ाने , भ्रांन्तियों को कम करने, व टीकाकरण के प्रति अविश्वास /संकोच को कम करने में इस टूलकिट में दी गयी जानकारियों का प्रयोग किया जा सके। इस टूलकिट का व्यक्तिगत और संगठन /संस्थानिक स्तर पर टीकाकरण के उपयोग को बढ़ाने के लिए प्रयोग किया जा सकता है। इस टूलकिट में टीकाकरण सम्बन्धी धार्मिक आयाम, टीकाकरण पर परिचर्चा आयोजित करना, सोशल मीडिया पर सन्देश प्रसारित करना, टीकों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए अंतर्धार्मिक परिचर्चा आयोजित करना, संगतपूर्ण अन्तर्धार्मिक टीकाकरण अभियान आयोजित करना तथा धर्म /आस्था आधारित वैज्ञानिक तकनीकि संस्थाए /निकायों को जोड़ने सम्बन्धी विषयों को समाहित किया गया है। मुख्य रूप से इस टूलकिट का प्रमुख उद्देश्य टीकों की स्वीकार्यता को बढ़ावा देने के लिए नवाचार युक्त सहभागिता को प्रोत्साहित करना तथा टीकाकरण के क्षेत्र में रणनीतिक परिचर्चाओं तथा निवेश को प्रोत्साहित करना है।

Last modified: December 4, 2023

Language: English, Hindi

Source: Christian Connections for International Health

Year of Publication: 2023

India Fights COVID

This website is a collaborative initiative that houses content and creative materials, related to COVID-19, curated by an editorial team. This content is in English, Hindi and other regional languages, and formats include images, GIFs, Videos etc.

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Source: India Fights COVID

Date of Publication: May 19, 2021

SBC Resources for India

This special section of the COVID Communication Network houses materials produced during the resurgence of COVID-19 in India during the spring of 2021.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION / Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: May 18, 2021

Making of No-Cost Face Masks at Home to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India has created a three-minute video called Making of No-Cost Face Masks at Home to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus“. It has been uploaded separately in 12 other major Indian languages thus enabling the free face mask message to be understood throughout rural and urban India, and have been designed specifically for poor and lower middle class households, including for non-readers.

These short videos demonstrate how these vulnerable families can easily make no-cost face masks/coverings at home, use them hygienically and observe related precautions. They can be used by all those working in government agencies, and NGOs in health, community and adult education/school programmes and any awareness-raising activities related to Covid-19.

The list of the video in 12 major Indian languages is below.

Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India

Date of Publication: August 26, 2020

COVID-Ready Communication Playbook for Health Professionals

The team at VitalTalk crowdsourced this playbook to provide some practical advice to health care professionals on how to talk to their patients about some difficult topics related to COVID-19.

Building on their experience studying and teaching communication they’ve drawn on their networks to crowdsource the challenges and match them with advice from some of the best clinicians they know.

Last modified: June 18, 2020

Language: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese

Educational Video on Kids’ Backpacks

This video follows a young mother and her daughter. The daughter is clearly carrying a heavy backpack, accompanying the mother on her shopping. When they get home, the mother realizes how heavy the child’s backpack is, and recalls her daughter complaining often about how hard it is to carry it around.

The video ends with a school teacher announcing that the students do not have to carry all of their books around every day – that they will be given lockers and will have much less to carry. The teacher apologizes to the students.

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Gyan Jyoti- ASHA Testimonial

A community health worker (ASHA) describes how she worked with couples to motivate them to accept family planning, after they watched the Gyan Jyoti videos on their mobile phones.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Gyan Jyoti Videos for Mobile Phones

These videos were produced to be used on a mobile phone, as part of the Gyan Jyoti project of Project Ujjwal. The videos are shown to couples by community health workers, called ASHAs, and are used as a discussion starter for talking about the use of modern family planning.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019