This communication plan for rabies control responds to the recommendation that communication should be a major focus of the national integrated rabies control program in Côte d'Ivoire. It was designed under the leadership of the Direction des Services Vétérinaires and the National Institute of Public Health in collaboration with all actors involved in the implementation of the One Health approach, with the technical and financial support of Breakthrough ACTION in Côte d'Ivoire.

The objectives of this study were to conduct a mapping of key actors involved in risk communication in Mali and to make recommendations for improving multisectoral and multidisciplinary coordination while taking into account the One Health approach. In addition, the study was designed to investigate the involvement and role played by the structures surveyed in the management of the Ebola virus disease epidemic that affected Mali in 2014. The study was carried out by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) through the Breakthrough ACTION project.