This document includes key Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) considerations during shifting lockdown measures, safety measures for conducting in-person community meetings, and a template that brings both of these considerations together to help agencies adapt their RCCE approaches as these measures shift.
In Africa and South Asia more than 3 billion people live with little access to intensive care. Their best hope is through knowledge and information, allowing communities to slow the epidemic, protect those most vulnerable, and continue accessing treatment for other deadly illnesses.
This toolbox offers resources on general guidance for COVID-19, as well as specific guidance for clinical aspects, public health, communication, and guidance for different audiences.
The Minimum Standards comprise a set of 18 inter-connected standards that draw upon UNFPA’s comparative advantage and global expertise and are based on international best practice.
Francophone West Africa has the highest fertility rates in the world and a low contraceptive prevalence. In response, the Ouagadougou Partnership was established to accelerate progress in the use of family planning (FP).
Digital communication technologies play a foundational role in humanitarian response. Given the experience of Emergency Telecommunications Cluster’s (ETC) response for humanitarians, governments and affected population in varied conflicts and disasters, this document presents some of the particular needs emerging due to COVID-19 and activities that ETC can undertake to support humanitarian operations affected by COVID-19.
This paper reviews the evidence on the promise of behavioral economics to improve health outcomes through provider-facing interventions in five critical health areas. The analysis draws from the limited existing evidence base on this topic to suggest where and how behavioral economics interventions may be most impactful and where further research may contribute most to building the knowledge base.
In order to uncover the current evidence and better understand the mechanism of misinformation spread, the authors report a systematic review of the nature and potential drivers of health-related misinformation.
Unlike historical pandemics, such as the 1918 H1N1 pandemic, COVID-19 is spreading across a highly connected world, in which virtually all individuals are linked to each other through the mobile phone in their pockets. Because of strict physical distancing measures, people are heavily reliant on maintaining connectivity using global digital social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter, to facilitate human interaction and information sharing about the virus.
This visualization outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the current COVID-19 event.