Project Example

Factors Influencing Perceived Risk of Zoonic Diseases and Effectiveness/feasibility of Related Preventions Behaviors

In Guinea, current priority zoonotic diseases of interest include human anthrax, rabies, brucellosis, Lassa fever, avian influenza, and RVF.

The current study focused on the prevention behaviors related to these particular diseases of interest. Specifically, the study examined awareness, perceptions, cultural practices, and other behavioral determinants that would inform animal-human interactions, as well as community engagement and coordination strategies to prevent and combat future disease outbreaks.

The study also explored trusted information sources and the roles of various actors in an epidemic response.

The study is available in English and French.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: December 7, 2020