Epidemics

Before, during and after an epidemic, it is essential to provide people with trusted, clear and effective information. Engaging with communities can help to prevent fear, panic and rumours from undermining response efforts.

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2 February 2023

Community feedback report, Nepal Red Cross Society

Type:

Report

Organization:

IFRC, Nepal Red Cross

A report on community feedback collected by Nepal Red Cross Society during the period 01/01/2022 – 31/10/2022. The report includes feedback on the COVID-19 vaccine, first aid, and WASH.

  • Community feedback
  • COVID-19
  • Vaccines

9 August 2022

Monkeypox RCCE messages (Americas)

Type:

Guidance note

Organization:

IFRC

A guidance note on how to communicate the risks, symptoms, treatment and prevention of Monkeypox to communities.

  • Epidemics
  • Health communications
  • Spanish
  • Monkeypox

13 April 2022

Community feedback webinar series | COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Type:

Webinar

Organization:

IFRC

The community Feedback Webinar series aims to leverage RCCE/CEA technical support to strengthen the responses to COVID-19 undertaken by each African National Society by promoting monthly interactive discussions and peer learning opportunities across the Africa region. This time we will be discussing how to address concerns and misinformation around COVID-19 boosters joined by the Malawi Red Cross. Brief reports in English and French are also available to support the discussions.

  • Feedback
  • French
  • Misinformation/ rumours
  • Vaccines

4 April 2022

IFRC Epidemic Control Toolkit

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

The Epidemic Control Toolkit provides guidance on evidence-based methods to prevent and control the spread of epidemics at the community-level, and guidance on appropriate referral and basic care for the sick.

  • Arabic
  • Epidemic control
  • Epidemics
  • French

10 March 2022

Kenya CP3 KAP report

Type:

Report

Organization:

IFRC, Kenya Red Cross

This report captures findings from a knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) survey carried out in Kenya as part of the community epidemic and pandemic preparedness program (CP3). It also includes data on care-seeking behaviour, decision-making, key influencers, and preferred communication channels.

  • Epidemics
  • Health communications
  • KAP
  • Preparedness

7 March 2022

Breaking the silos in community-driven epidemic preparedness

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

Cameroon Red Cross, Croix-rouge du Congo, IFRC, Kenya Red Cross, Uganda Red Cross, US AID

A case study on IFRC’s Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program (CP3) which applies a model of community engagement and participation, engaging both national and local leaders and influencers to drive locally-led change, strengthening their ability to prevent, detect and respond to disease threats before they become outbreaks.

  • Epidemic control
  • Health communications
  • Mobile cinema
  • Preparedness