Understanding Individual and Social Risk Factors Related to Priority Zoonotic Diseases in West Africa: A Review of the Literature

This literature review summarizes the available published literature on behavioral determinants and sociocultural systems and norms that influence specific priority zoonotic diseases in West Africa.

It provides a starting point for further qualitative and quantitative investigation to inform the development of social and behavior change resources and tools that may contribute to the development and maintenance of effective risk communication systems.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: September 22, 2021

Understanding Individual and Social Risk Factors Related to Priority Zoonotic Diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Review of the Literature

This literature review summarizes the available published literature on behavioral determinants and sociocultural systems and norms that influence specific priority zoonotic diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

It provides a starting point for further qualitative and quantitative investigation to inform the development of social and behavior change (SBC) resources and tools that may contribute to the development and maintenance of effective risk communication systems.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: September 22, 2021

Factors Influencing Perceived Risk of Zoonic Diseases and Effectiveness/feasibility of Related Preventions Behaviors

In Guinea, current priority zoonotic diseases of interest include human anthrax, rabies, brucellosis, Lassa fever, avian influenza, and RVF.

The current study focused on the prevention behaviors related to these particular diseases of interest. Specifically, the study examined awareness, perceptions, cultural practices, and other behavioral determinants that would inform animal-human interactions, as well as community engagement and coordination strategies to prevent and combat future disease outbreaks.

The study also explored trusted information sources and the roles of various actors in an epidemic response.

The study is available in English and French.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: December 7, 2020

Guinea COVID-19 Service Continuation Plan

Résumé concis avec des tableaux clairs du rapport sur la poursuite du service, et le rapport détaillé complet
Concise summary with clear charts of the service continuation report, and the detailed report.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: July 6, 2020

Videos for Youth on Handwashing, Coughing, and Physical Distancing

Ces vidéos ont été produites pour montrer aux jeunes l’importance de la distance physique, de la toux du coude et du lavage des mains.

These videos were produced to show young people the importance of physical distancing, elbow coughing, and handwashing.

Lavage des mains

Vidéo de jeunes parlant des mesures préventives COVID-19 liées à l’importance du lavage des mains.
Video of young people talking about COVID-19 preventive measures related to the importance of hand washing.

Tousser dans le coude

Vidéo sur le sujet de tousser dans le coude et de l’utilisation du mouchoir pour prévenir la propagation du virus.
Video on the subject of coughing in the elbows to prevent the spread of the virus, and the use of tissues.

Distanciation sociale

Vidéo de jeunes sur l’importance de la distanciation sociale pour prévenir la transmission du virus.
Video of young people discussing the importance of social distancing to prevent the transmission of the virus.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: July 6, 2020

COVID-19 Interactive Voice Response Audio and Scripts

Il s’agit de audio et de scripts sur COVID-19 traitant du lavage des mains, de l’utilisation de masques et de l’éloignement physique.
These are interactive voice response audio files and scripts about COVID-19 dealing with handwashing, the use of masks, and physical distancing.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: July 5, 2020