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How to End a Pandemic: 5 Ways to Overcome Covid Vaccine Hesitancy

This blog was written by Sherine Guirguis, Co-Director of Common Thread, and originally appeared on Common Thread’s Medium blog. Vaccination — a photo by CDC on Unsplash By Sherine Guirguis, Co-Director of Common Thread Common Thread puts people at the centre of Public Health. Find us at: gocommonthread.com “I’m pretty sure I had Covid last October. I never get … Continued

Can Social Media Monitoring Lead to Improved Perceptions About Immunization?

Armenia

Authors: Eka Paatashvili, Gayane Sahakyan (MoH, Armenia), Svetlana Grigoryan (MoH, Armenia) The recent COVID-19 crisis has shown how social media can be used successfully for community engagement and emotional support, as well as for providing the latest global evidence. Yet, we also see how it can be used as a tool to spread unverified rumors … Continued

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First Module of LNCT’s New Free Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation Now Available to the Public

Dear LNCT members, We are pleased to announce that the first module of LNCT’s new online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Understanding and Generating Demand for Immunization” is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module introduces key behavior change concepts and … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter September 2020

LNCT Updates Three Priorities for Strengthening Our Network Since its launch, LNCT has continuously examined its approach to engaging and supporting country members to respond to transition-related challenges. Earlier this year, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) commissioned an external assessment of LNCT to identify core strengths, challenges, … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter July 2020

LNCT Updates Materials from Two Recent LNCT Webinars Now Available Online On June 23, LNCT held a webinar, Assessing Bottlenecks to Adequate and Predictable Vaccine Financing. The World Bank presented their tool which aims to help country counterparts pinpoint the root causes of bottlenecks that affect adequate and reliable vaccine financing. The materials from the webinar, including … Continued

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Responding to COVID-19 and Building Stronger Health Systems for Universal Health Coverage

Pakistan, Timor-Leste

This feature story originally appeared on the WHO’s website.  Universal health coverage (UHC) means that everyone, everywhere can access health services without experiencing financial hardship. The world was taking positive steps to deliver health for all by 2030 before COVID-19 fundamentally disrupted health systems, societies and economies. In less than a year, the pandemic has eroded … Continued

Call for Applicants for 1st WHO Training in Infodemic Management

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing activities to support the country pandemic preparedness and to mitigate the current COVID-19 pandemic which is accompanied by an infodemic. There is an urgent need to address the infodemic accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, as most countries are battling both. As the world seeks to accelerate the development of medical countermeasures including … Continued

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