Usap Tayo sa Family Planning Booklets

The Usap Tayo sa Family Planning Booklet is a 24-page booklet, developed by the USAID ReachHealth Project, containing information on different family planning options for couples, whether they want to space their pregnancies or limit childbearing when their family is complete. It includes a brief description of eight family planning methods, their effectiveness, and Filipinos’ common experiences with each method.

Intended Audience

  • Filipino couples, with at least one child
  • Health workers

The booklet is available in the following languages:

Last modified: November 28, 2022

Language: Bisaya, English, Tagalog

Year of Publication: 2021

Social Media Rumour Bulletin

Internews works with Translators without Borders and other groups to collect and analyze rumors and misinformation related to COVID-19. Data is collected in six languages across Asia.

This bulletin relies on social media data collected by monitors working for Internews and partner organizations. Data is collected both manually and with the use of specialist monitoring platforms. The bulletin aims to provide tools and resources to help journalists and community workers to respond to misinformation they encounter in their work.

Last modified: July 15, 2021

Language: Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese

BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 Campaign Materials

BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 campaign is a nationwide campaign that simplifies the citizen’s tasks into 4 letters — BIDA (hero), and encourages them to take an active role in the fight against a common enemy: COVID-19 (the “contrabida”).

The campaign encourages people to #BIDASolusyon (Be The Solution) by following 4 BIDA behaviors:

  • B – Bawal walang mask (Don’t go out without a mask)
  • I – I-sanitize ang mga kamay, iwas hawak sa mga bagay (Sanitize your hand, avoid touching things)
  • D – Dumistansya ng isang metro (Keep your distance of 1 meter)
  • A – Alamin ang totoong impormasyon (Know the right information)

The campaign materials include TV commercial, radio commercial, print materials such as posters, billboards, signages, and decals, newspaper ads, social media cards, broadcaster’s manual, and hygiene kit. The hygiene kit has bath soap, laundry soap, fabric mask, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkin, shampoo, nail cutter, dishwashing liquid, and BIDA kit bag with BIDA, DOH, and USAID logos.

This campaign was developed and implemented through the collaboration of USAID Philippines, Breakthrough ACTION team, and Department of Health, and in partnership with other public and private partners.

It is a multimedia campaign to maximize reach and enable behavior.

For implementation purposes, there are the following:

The following materials are included in the campaign:

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 16, 2021

Let’s Talk About Family Planning during COVID-19 Social Media Cards

This set of social media cards for family planning in the time of COVID-19 integrates the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM)’s Usap Tayo (Let’s Talk About Family Planning) messaging into each of the cards to reinforce the campaign.

It contains information on how to contact the POPCOM Helpline for FP Advice, and details on how to access FP methods during the Community Quarantine period.

Cards are available in English, Tagalog, and Bisaya.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: July 21, 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