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Compendium of Information on COVID-19 Vaccination and Communications

The Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) presents the Compendium of Information on COVID-19 Vaccination and Communications from the VALUE Initiative, a public-private partnership of the Baltimore City Health Department, IVAC, Morgan State University, Maryland Institute College of Art’s Center for Social Design, and Jhpiego, parmi d'autres. The resource is a living document that [more…]

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HIV and COVID-19 – When Pandemics Collide

Against the backdrop of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, ICAP and the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health commemorated World AIDS Day 2021 with an event that considered the status of the two pandemics, lessons learned from the global HIV response that can inform the COVID-19 response, and how COVID-19 has impacted HIV programs. The webinar [more…]

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COVID Behaviors Dashboard

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) COVID Behaviors dashboard presents data from a global survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19, the COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), launched by Facebook with the Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center. Insights and analyses on [more…]

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The BMJ Podcast

The BMJ, in partnership with The Harvard Global Health Institute, has launched a collection of articles exploring how to achieve effective universal health coverage (UHC). The collection highlights the importance of quality in UHC, potential finance models, how best to incentivise stakeholders, and some of the barriers to true UHC. Here are some of our [more…]

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Vira, the Vax Chatbox
VIRA Vax chat

The Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) launched VIRA, an artificial intelligence chatbot, en 2021 to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines. VIRA’s new design, informed by in-depth user research and accessibility standards, provides a simplified experience for people to explore all VIRA has to offer. Access the new VIRA on Web Chat or WhatsApp Embed on your website: Healthcare practices may [more…]

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Immunization Resources for Community Gatekeepers of Health Information

Misinformation and disinformation can have catastrophic consequences to public health. Immunization Advocates’ Health Workers Resource Hub on Vaccines and Immunization has a list of resources and tools to increase health worker communication and advocacy skills, including a fundamentals course on vaccines and immunization and an educational slide kit on countering vaccine misinformation. The hub is [more…]

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Public Health on Call Podcast

Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health presents a podcast with evidence and experts to help listeners understand today’s public health news. Start listening to the podcast below: Episode 316 – Nepal’s Growing COVID-19 Crisis Nepal is suffering from a growing humanitarian crisis. Less than 4% of the country is vaccinated, test positivity rates [more…]

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Lessons Learned from Past Outbreaks – Bridging Interdisciplinary Insights to Strengthen COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance and Demand

This webinar features a panel of global, interdisciplinary experts, including applied anthropologists and global health practitioners, to discuss lessons learned from past infectious disease responses. Expert panelists reflect on how past responses can inform efforts to strengthen global COVID-19 vaccination acceptance, with Q&A and discussion. This expert panel discusses the structural and systemic factors historically [more…]

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Community Conversations on Vaccines Podcast

Immunization Advocates’ podcast, Community Conversations on Vaccines, explores issues related to vaccines and immunization in low- and middle-income countries through interviews with on-the-ground professionals in those communities, including health workers and journalists. The hosts for the podcast are Vince Blaser, Director of Immunization Advocates, and Francesca Montalto, Associate of Vaccine Acceptance and Demand. Preview the [more…]

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