This policy brief, from CARE, explains that program managers are deeply concerned about the implications that the spread of COVID-19 might have on women and girls in development and humanitarian settings. Informed by lessons learned from past public health emergencies,
Previous pandemics have shown that gender inequality is not a side issue and that recognizing factors that can marginalize individuals in different groups can save lives. We also know that crises exacerbate gender inequalities.
This tool was adapted from the CDAC Network’s Rumor has it: A practice guide to working with rumours, 2017. The tool consists of a table of guiding questions to help you assess the potential consequences of a rumors, as well as illustrative rumors and examples of what the consequences of those rumors might be.
This document offers guidance on creating a rumor/misinformation tracking system.
A communication channel is a medium or method used to deliver a message to the intended audience.
This checklist ensures that those developing COVID-19 messages will keep in mind certain guidelines.
Pretesting is an essential component of all communication messages and materials and ensures that what is designed is really suitable for the intended audiences. Even quick methods of pre-testing, such as rapid listening groups with different people nearby, can provide useful insight into how a behavior is understood or a message is perceived. Pre-testing helps ensure that your messages and materials have been contextualized properly.
Coordinated, consistent messages are critical to providing effective communication response, enabling multiple stakeholders to speak and engage the public and communities with one clear voice across all channels of communication. Technical information alone, even if in simple, understandable language, is unlikely to prompt significant behavior change.
The novel Coronavirus (nCoV) epidemic in 2019 -2020 has recently emerged. The route of transmission is not totally known, although it is known that it can spread from person to person, and local health care systems may be ill-equipped to handle a large-scale outbreak. Furthermore, misconceptions and misinformation about the disease often spreads rapidly in such epidemics.