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.

17 June 2019

Behaviour change communication strategy for cholera and recommendations for sustainability of beneficiary communications activities





A behaviour change communication strategy from the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, in relation to attitudes and practices towards cholera.

  • Behaviour change
  • Cholera
  • Communication

15 June 2019

Mobile Cinema programme Sierra Leone





A mobile cinema and community drama programme, which forms part of a broader Community Engagement and Accountability programme.

  • Cholera
  • Drama
  • Feedback
  • Film