This is a comprehensive online library of the regional working group for community engagement to fight coronavirus. The readymade tools available on this website are designed to be culturally adapted and context specific.
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.
In the current global pandemic, there is a lot that can be learned from past epidemics. What is poignantly missing, however, is acknowledgement of local perspectives to disease outbreak and response. Jeremy Allouche and Dienedort Wandji argue we need to better understand how individuals and local communities in Africa, and beyond, have learnt and developed social, cultural and institutional mechanisms to deal with protracted crises.
During the COVID19/pandemic, WHO has engaged the elders and religious leaders in this community in Kenya and sensitized them on matters related to Covid-19 since they are the influencers and decision makers in their community. The community leaders sit with their members and identify the responsibilities of each segment of the population and decide how the interventions will be customized to best suit their environment without disrupting normalcy.
Fruit d’une collaboration entre Facebook Inc., le Ministère de la Santé Publique et l’UNICEF, le Niger a officiellement lancé ce jour un « ChatBot » sur le réseau social Whatsapp, pour permettre à tous les utilisateurs de disposer d’informations fiables et à jour sur la situation du Covid-19 au Niger et pour répondre à tout questionnement autour de la maladie.