In previous epidemics, rapidly expanding healthcare teams through community health workers (CHWs) has proven to be fundamental to an effective response. During recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and west Africa, nations like Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, and the DRC rapidly hired, trained, and equipped thousands of CHWs from communities affected by or at risk of Ebola.

This short guide is designed to assist development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement activity related to COVID-19 can be carried out without face-to-face interaction with communities.

The COVID-19 Global HRP is a joint effort by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), including UN, other international organizations and NGOs with a humanitarian mandate, to analyse and respond to the direct public health and indirect immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic, particularly on people in countries already facing other crises.

Ce guide est une initiative de l’Equipe de Genre du PNUD et le Programme d’appui mondial des PNUD-PNUE pour la Préparation des Communications Nationales et des Rapports Biennaux Actualisés (GSP) . Il est conçu pour renforcer les capacités du personnel des gouvernements nationaux et les aider à intégrer l’égalité des genres dans le développement des Communications Nationales (CN).