Cholera

Since 2021, there has been an increase in cholera cases and their geographical distribution globally. This is due to climate change, conflict, population displacement and poverty, which are limiting people’s access to safe water and sanitation. Trusted, clear and effective communication and engagement approaches are critical to ensure that fear, panic and rumours do not undermine cholera responses. You can use the tools and resources in this section to incorporate CEA into your cholera operations.

Key Resources:

22 February 2023

Social, behavioural and community dynamics related to the cholera outbreak in Malawi

This brief is a rapid synthesis of socio-behavioural evidence relating to the 2022 cholera outbreak in Malawi intended…

22 February 2023

An Introduction to Community Engagement in WASH

This guide aims to provide field staff with clear, accessible guidance on the principles and practice of community…

21 February 2023

Cholera outbreak: Resource guidance

This live document aims to support Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and partners with key available…

The below tools can be used to incorporate the CEA into the different stages of your cholera response. An explanation of where each CEA minimum action sits in the below programme cycle can be found here. For more information visit the CEA Guide.

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19 June 2024

Community Engagement and Accountability in Humanitarian Diplomacy: The Success of the Comorian Red Crescent in Cholera Response in Anjouan

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

Comoros Red Crescent, IFRC

In February 2024, a cholera epidemic struck the Comoros, prompting the Comorian Red Crescent (CRCO) to deploy emergency health, WASH, protection, gender, inclusion, and community engagement programs. Despite initial challenges…

  • Advocacy
  • Africa
  • Capacity building
  • Case study

22 August 2023

Community Engagement and Accountability Impact Research: Malawi Case Study

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC

This case study was conducted as part of ​research​​​ commissioned by the IFRC o​n​​​ the impact of community engagement and accountability (CEA) on public health emergencies. The overall objective of…

  • CEA and Health
  • Cholera
  • COVID-19
  • Epidemics

5 July 2023

Cholera Perception Survey, Nippes department – Haiti: June 2023

Type:

Report

Organization:

Haitian Red Cross Society, IFRC

During February 2023, 130 Cholera Perception Surveys were collected in Nippes department by Haitian Red Cross volunteers and staff. This report provides inputs for guiding strategies aimed at building trust…

  • CEA and Health
  • Cholera
  • Perception Survey
  • Trust

18 May 2023

DREF Cholera-Monkeypox: Community Feedback Report

Type:

Report

Organization:

Cameroon Red Cross

A community feedback report analysing data collected by Cameroon Red Cross volunteers during the DREF Cholera and Monkeypox Risk Communication and Community Engagement activities.

  • CEA and Health
  • Cholera
  • Community feedback
  • French

15 March 2023

Cholera Perception Survey, Haiti: Jan 2023

Type:

Survey

Organization:

Haitian Red Cross Society, IFRC

During December 2022, Cholera Perception Survey was implemented by Haitian Red Cross volunteers. The findings in this document, as well as the CEA recommendations, aim to facilitate regional decision-making to…

  • CEA and Health
  • Cholera
  • Perception Survey

9 March 2023

RCCE key message bank for cholera outbreaks

Type:

Message bank

Organization:

WHO

A Risk communication and community engagement key message bank for cholera outbreaks. These messages should be adapted to the local context and audience based on needs, epidemiological and social/behavioural data.

  • Cholera
  • French
  • Messaging
  • RCCE