This article offers tips to prepare for effective COVID-19 vaccine communication.
The public health response to COVID-19 in India has been highly centralized, resulting in a homogenous strategy applied across a sixth of the world’s population.
The overall goal of this strategy is to effectively coordinate Kenyan national and county communications and community engagement activities to prevent the spread of the disease, build trust in the leaders and health workers to provide accurate information and essential services, and encourage communities’ active participation in supporting the risk reduction and response measures.
With 90 countries in lockdown and nearly four billion people sheltering at home from the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence has become an epidemic within an epidemic. In response, UN Secretary General Guterres called for a global “ceasefire” on domestic violence, lending high-level support to this long-standing demand.
The WHO published an update to its COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan. Among the changes is a new section that includes guidance regarding conditions and considerations that should inform decisions regarding efforts to relax existing social distancing measures.
This strategy outlines the importance and priorities of RCCE in the response to new coronavirus in Africa, including suggested RCCE activities throughout the different phases of reparedness,
containment and response, with supporting tools to help deliver these. It serves as a template for African National Societies to develop their own RCCE strategy based on their local context and capacities and can support with the development of preparedness, contingency and response plans.