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Breakthrough Action [COVID Response]

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This project promotes social behavior change interventions to improve health and nutrition outcomes among vulnerable populations. To combat COVID-19, it implements risk communication and community engagement interventions to provide the general public with the necessary information needed to reduce transmission risk.

This project promotes social behavior change interventions to improve health and nutrition outcomes among vulnerable populations. To combat COVID-19, it implements risk communication and community engagement interventions to provide the general public with the necessary information needed to reduce transmission risk.

To combat COVID-19, this activity implements Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) interventions to provide the general public with the necessary information needed to reduce transmission risk (e.g, WASH practices, identification of symptoms, self-quarantine protocols, social distancing, use of face masks). Specifically, this activity will promote better infection prevention and control practices, improved health-seeking behaviors among the general public, and help prevent violence in households exacerbated by the pandemic. The RCCE response will also address stigma and discrimination issues, such as those faced by health workers and by the migrant and returnee population that come from the United States and Mexico.

This project is expected to run from April 21, 2020 through July 20, 2022 with an estimated total USAID investment of $5,167,328.

USAID’s implementer for this project is Johns Hopkins University.

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Last updated: August 26, 2021

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