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Supporting the implementation

of the vaccine against
COVID-19

To improve the access, demand, and implementation of vaccines against COVID-19, and other essential health services in Honduras and Guatemala.

Objective:

To improve the access, demand, and implementation of vaccines against COVID-19 and other essential health services in Honduras and Guatemala. The target audience in both countries are minority groups and communities with higher needs, such as women and teenagers, migrants, immigrants, and indigenous communities. 

To strengthen the health-related leadership in communities, and/or on healthcare norms and incidence in health promoters.

Activities:

  • Training workshops for midwives and health promoters on the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 —including updated information about the vaccines—, on effective communication with specific groups of people, vaccine management, and strategies to address people’s concerns, myths, and misinformation. 
  • The provision of materials and supplies to midwives in Quiché to provide assistance to women (supply kit and equipment).
  • To hold Health Days focused on women’s health, with emphasis on reproductive healthcare.
  • Creating awareness and communication campaigns on the implementation of the vaccines against COVID-19.
  • Creating awareness and communication campaigns on the access and rights to sexual and reproductive health services, and on preventing and addressing gender-based violence.
  • To hold interdepartmental exchanges with midwives and health promoters on the knowledge and practices of sexual and reproductive rights.
  • To participate and facilitate opportunities in diverse environments, networks, and exchanges for conjunctural incidence and related contexts, and for the demand of sexual and reproductive rights.
  • To support the dissemination of information of all the programs that improve the access and demand of COVID-19 vaccines (and other essential health services) in other similar countries and with other local and international NGO partners.
  • To enhance support, assistance and skill development of partners, programs, and movements that directly address or provide services related to sexual and reproductive health and GBV issues, especially for girls, teenagers and/or women.