Monkeypox outbreak continues to grow, affecting people in more than 50 countries including India. WHO has issued warnings to countries for urgent action. The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) as a central public health intervention that strengthens emergency response. RCCE resources are critical tools available to healthcare programs and providers to inform and educate communities at risk and thereby enabling people to make informed decisions to protect their health. Here we provide monkeypox related RCCE resources and health advisories issued by health authorities in India and reputed global health organizations such as WHO, CDC and others. These resources can be used by health professionals and frontline healthcare workers to inform different communities.
Health institutions and health workers are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Our efforts to curtail the spread of the virus hinge on the adaptability and commitment of our health workers and institutions. At the same time, they need protection from infection and form the stigma and discrimination that comes from the fear of the virus. This section contains health-care communication materials developed and used by USAID partners as well as other government and non-government agencies that empower health professionals and institutions to address this emergency as well as to help them get the respect and support they deserve.
Here you can find a comprehensive repository of Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) materials developed and used by implementing partners supported by USAID/India and by other trusted sources across the health sector.
Community spread of COVID-19 has been one of the biggest challenges in the fight against the virus. It has created an urgent need for shifts in the behaviours and norms related to social interaction and community engagement. This page contains interpersonal communication materials developed and used by USAID partners as well as materials created by government and non-government agencies to empower communities to protect themselves and respond to those affected with respect and compassion.