“Building Trust and Empathy Around COVID-19” training curriculum

Breakthrough ACTION supports the Government of Nigeria (GON) to create an enabling environment for preparedness, response, and recovery from emerging pandemic threats and infectious disease outbreaks. Working with and through healthcare workers (HCWs) during the COVID-19 response efforts has been key to this support. Research shows:

  • HCWs are trusted messengers for social and behavior change (SBC) interventions. Results from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Sydani Vaccine Hesitancy Study in Nigeria showed that 83% of participants said they would seek advice from an HCW in the decision to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • HCWs were largely more likely to be vaccinated than the general population for COVID-19. However, many remained vaccine-hesitant. This was largely due to a lack of confidence in the vaccines, followed by a lack of trust in government/public figures, fear of adverse effects, constraints to access, and a low perception of the risk of disease.
  • HCWs reported that they lacked sufficient information on COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines and required more information on COVID-19 and vaccination.

In response to this demonstrated need, Breakthrough ACTION in collaboration with partners in Nigeria developed the “Building Trust and Empathy Around COVID-19” training curriculum, which aims to not only build the skills of HCWs in providing empathetic care but also support them in navigating their own self-care to avoid burnout during an emergency. The training combines an in-person component along with virtual coaching support and reference materials. These include:

A blog on Breakthrough ACTION’s website describes the training curriculum and lessons learned.

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: February 3, 2023

Breakthrough ACTION Sénégal Matériel de campagne Une Seule Santé/ PZD Imprimé

Une série de fiches d’information et d’affiches de deux pages traitant de la grippe aviaire, d’Ebola, de la rage, de la fièvre de la vallée du Rift, de la tuberculose bovine, de l’anthrax, du lavage des mains après avoir manipulé des animaux et de la manipulation sûre des animaux.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: September 28, 2022

How to Use Chlorhexidine Job Aid

This one page job aid is an instructional sheet developed in pictorial format inorder to instruct healthworkers about how to apply CHX on the umbilical cords of newborns.

SI Research & Training Institute, Inc./Chlorhexidine Navi (Cord) Care Program Nepal (JSI/CNCP) is funded as a part of Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development through USAID. Chlorhexidine for cord care is implemented both at health facility and community through out Nepal by September 2017.

Source: FHI 360, Permission taken from Nepal government

Date of Publication: November 5, 2021

Facts about Ebola Infographic

This poster mentions four ways that Ebola virus is not transmitted: through air, through water, and through food. It also states, “You can only get Ebola from touching bodily fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola, or from exposure to contaminated objects, such as needles.” It is directed to US audiences, as it also mentions that Ebola poses no significant risk in the United States.

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Date of Publication: October 15, 2021