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Ethiopia One Health Steering Committee – Priority Zoonotic Diseases Prevention and Control Message Guide

This message guide provides a reference for presenting accurate, standardized, basic health information in simple language, using a health message format relevant to the prevention and management of anthrax, brucellosis, highly pathogenic avian influenza, Rift Valley fever, and rabies in Ethiopia.

It aims to:

  • Facilitate coordination across sectors to ensure effective, consistent, and credible communication of messages through multiple sources and channels.
  • Inform the design of activities and materials about PZDs to raise awareness, promote healthy behaviors, and mobilize communities to take preventive action.
  • Provide an informational foundation to which more detailed and specific information can be added in the event of an outbreak and throughout the response and recovery phases.

The content of this guide was generated through the participation of technical experts from Ethiopia’s key One Health stakeholders- Federal Ministry of Health; Ministry of Agriculture; Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission.

Source: Source

Ministry of Health - Ethiopia, Johns Hopkins University - Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 31, 2022