More than 64% of people in Bangladesh would take the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a survey by Facebook and the University of Maryland.
Facebook is excited to release new insights from the survey as accurate records are critical to fight against Covid-19, read a press release.
According to the survey, more than 64% of people in Bangladesh who responded to the survey intend to take the novel coronavirus vaccine.
People's willingness to get a Covid-19 vaccine varies widely across the world. For example, average intent in Vietnam is 86%, compared to 72% in India.
As part of the Data for Good program, Facebook is collaborating with academic partners to invite a sample of people on Facebook to participate in off-platform surveys.
Over 39 million responses have been logged, to date, in 200 countries and territories since April 2020. This is one of the largest surveys to help health researchers better monitor and forecast the spread of Covid-19.
The surveys are conducted by Facebook's academic partners and the company does not receive individual survey responses.
In addition to this, Facebook is announcing different initiatives to support vaccination efforts around the world.
It is giving $120 million in ad credits to help health ministries, non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies reach billions of people around the world with Covid-19 vaccine and preventive health information, said the press release.
It is also expanding its efforts to remove false claims about Covid-19 and vaccines from Facebook and Instagram. More than two billion people from 189 countries were connected to reliable information about the novel coronavirus through the platform's Covid-19 information center last year, the press release continued.
Facebook has removed more than 12 million pieces of content on Facebook and Instagram containing misinformation that could lead to imminent physical harm, it added.
In Bangladesh, Facebook has worked closely with the Directorate General of Health Services and ICT Division to provide health awareness information and connect to government resources, such as corona.gov.bd.
The Covid-19 Information Center is available in Bangla so that people can easily access accurate information shared by the World Health Organization and health experts.
Facebook also has a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, which conducts local surveys in the United States. Together, both surveys already have more than 50 million responses.