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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, in 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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Key Insights for First-Time Parent Programs
First Time Parents

Evidence To Action (E2A), led by Pathfinder International, shares eight insights garnered from our experience designing and implementing programming for First-Time Parents (FTPs), highlighting the most important lessons learned across our projects. Each insight provides background on the issues involved, including the specific challenges or opportunities that are unique to FTPs and key points to [more…]

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Couple-Focused Interventions: A Theory of Change
Couple Focused Theory of Change resource

Couple-focused interventions are a potentially valuable strategy to address the concerns of First-Time Parents and accelerate progress toward achieving reproductive health goals. In this technical report, Evidence To Action (E2A), led by Pathfinder International, builds on the findings of their recent literature review, “Couple-Based Approaches in Reproductive Health: Implications for Global Policy, Practice, and Research.” [more…]

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Health for All Advocacy Toolkit

In the lead up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on UHC in 2019, civil society and community representatives in countries around the world, convened by the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM), asked for more knowledge and information about UHC as well as about global level advocacy initiatives and platforms. The CSEM [more…]

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Distance and Blended Learning Guide: Parts 1 & 2
Distance and Blended Learning - Part 1

Distance and Blended Learning, Part 1: An Overview and Introduction to Assessing Resources, Needs, and Capacities is an essential resource for implementers and local training partners working to transition their in-person training to a virtual format. This guide provides an overview of distance and blended learning, including how to assess training resources, participants’ needs, and [more…]

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Guide for Building and Strengthening Organizational Knowledge Management Capacity

Although knowledge management (KM) activities for global health programs have been well documented, with tremendous guidance and training materials developed to support the integration of KM within global health programming, there has been less documentation and guidance around embedding KM specifically within organizations working in global health. This guide was developed by a task team [more…]

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Adaptive Learning Guide: A Pathway to Stronger Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting

Developed by USAID MOMENTUM, this guide provides information and resources to integrate adaptive learning into the design, implementation, and improvements of programs for maternal, newborn and child health services, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health care. It offers a conceptual introduction to adaptive learning, key steps to integrating into your work using links to existing [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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