SBC Works! Interfaith dialogue to mobilize faith groups to influence social norms change and promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in Zimbabwe

Success stories from Eastern and Southern Africa


Faith leaders are key UNICEF partners that support interventions aiming to address barriers hampering the uptake of health and other essential services, including vaccines. Holding some of the deepest and most trusted relationships with their communities and being recognized as skilled and influential communicators, they can play a pivotal role by leveraging their platforms to share fact-based information about COVID-19, identify challenges, design solutions, and promote ways of overcoming barriers to promote the well-being of the children, families, and the communities they serve.

In the context of the UNICEF’s global Faith for Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities initiative (FPCC), UNICEF Zimbabwe has partnered with the Apostolic Women Empowerment Trust (AWET) and the Zimbabwe Inter-religious Council (ZIRC) to develop and implement multi-pronged strategies to build faith-related acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines and address barriers hampering demand and uptake.

December 2022

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