At the Bay Area Global Health Alliance’s Annual Meeting, held on January 27, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Paulin Basinga, Director, Health, Africa, served as the keynote speaker. He spoke in a fireside chat on “Solidarity in Vaccine Access” with Alliance board member Stefano Bertozzi, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Health Policy & Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Read more about the Annual Meeting.
Martin Dale of PSI, Lu’chen Foster of Facebook, Lateefah Mosley of UNICEF, and Jessica Kirkwood of CARE sat down with Ben Plumley of the Bay Area Global Health Alliance/A Shot in the Arm to discuss how their organizations utilize social media tools and strategic partnerships to disseminate health information that promotes COVID-19 vaccine confidence.
YTH Global Live: The Power of Social Media to Strengthen Vaccine Confidence and Shape Health Behaviors | October 6, 2021
The Bay Area Global Health Alliance, Girl Effect and Facebook were at the YTH Global Live conference for a fireside chat exploring the power of social media to strengthen vaccine confidence and shape health behaviors. We viewed part of a Vax Up Podcast featuring Girl Effect India and their work to educate young women and girls about their health.
On November 2, 2021, Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Boost Community, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and the Alliance for Advancing Health Online launched the Insights Dialogue platform, a new site focused on sharing evidence and how-tos with vaccine program implementers, public health communicators, behavior change scientists and other stakeholders. During this live engagement, a panel of experts discussed case studies featured on the Insights Dialogue platform.
GDHF 2021: Insights on the Importance of Trust in Harnessing Social Media for Vaccine Confidence | December 8, 2021
The Bay Area Global Health Alliance and the Sabin Vaccine Institute collaborated, as partners of Advancing Health Online, on a GDHF session that focused on the importance of trust in building vaccine confidence. We highlighted examples of social media’s capacity to impact vaccine confidence and health behaviors — and how trust is a critical component. The discussion was a fireside chat in style, discussing the importance of trust in improving health outcomes on social media, sharing insights and the importance of evidence-based solutions. It was followed by a robust audience Q&A.
On December 9th, the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Alliance, partners of Advancing Health Online, convened the second Insights Dialogue live engagement. Communications and global health experts shared their experience developing persuasive social media messaging to address vaccine hesitancy using peer-reviewed literature and extensive online testing for greater behavior change impact. The diverse panel (including a representative from UNICEF) shared their strategies, lessons learned through the testing results, and how to apply these results to improve campaigns.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, and the Alliance for Advancing Health Online explored Social Media Listening for Improved Vaccine Acceptance on February 23rd. During this live virtual engagement, we heard from global health and communications experts who shared their experiences using social media listening to drive programming decisions for improved vaccine uptake, specifically focused on minority and vulnerable populations.
Chatbots are a powerful tool for change. How has artificial intelligence contributed to the global fight against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation? Alliance member Sabin Vaccine Institute, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, the Alliance for Advancing Health Online, and subject matter experts convened to explore how chatbots have been used to drive vaccine acceptance and demand by providing equitable, tailored and accessible information. This Insights Dialogue event highlighted chatbots providing COVID-19 vaccine information in India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States.
CUGH 2022 Satellite Session: Harnessing Social Media and Digital Platforms to Improve Health Outcomes | March 25, 2022
The Bay Area Global Health Alliance and the Sabin Vaccine Institute are collaborating, as partners of the Alliance for Advancing Health Online (AAHO), to elevate what knowledge exists today and how social media can be most effectively harnessed to combat misinformation and disinformation. This CUGH satellite session will include lightning talks from the researchers, as well as fireside chats with leading stakeholders in this space, such as the WHO Tech Task Force, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Mercury Project, Sabin Vaccine Institute, and other AAHO partners like the World Bank and the CDC Foundation.
Sabin Vaccine Institute, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and the Alliance for Advancing Health Online convened to explore the most effective methods community members can use to influence vaccine confidence through social media. Local voices and personal connections can be powerful influences in driving vaccine confidence in communities. This session shared three approaches to incorporating community voices into social media messaging and discussed best practices for leveraging and amplifying their impact.
Making Capacity Building Innovations for Health Workers Stick: Lessons from COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction
Join Alliance member JSI on Wednesday, May 10 for a virtual presentation, where the MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity project will share findings from the recent landscape analysis and practices for fostering innovations in health worker capacity building over the long term.
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Dr. Raj Panjabi, a prominent physician, entrepreneur, and former White House official, shared his rich experiences and insights with the global health community at a fireside chat hosted by the Bay Area Global Health Alliance at Accenture’s San Francisco office on January 10. The chat and reception immediately followed the Alliance’s rich panel on healthcare in emerging markets held at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
PATH and CEPI Strengthen Partnership to Accelerate Development of Vaccines Against Diseases with Epidemic or Pandemic Potential
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