This document is intended to support implementation of the National Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Strategy developed as an outcome of Ghana’s coordinated and collaborative response to communicating with the public and all stakeholders on the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides guidance on what is to be done, by who, where, and when in applying risk communication and social mobilization actions when public health emergencies arise.
This literature review summarizes the available published literature on behavioral determinants and sociocultural systems and norms that influence specific priority zoonotic diseases in West Africa.
This set of radio dramas was produced in Kiswahili for use in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This article states that in West Africa, gender relations, roles and perceptions are changing at the local level, furthered by environmental and climate change impacts and the adaptation process to them.
The increasing spread of COVID-19 has necessitated enforcement of frequent hand washing, social distancing and lockdown measures as a recommended global strategy to curb community-based spread of the disease. However, pre-existing conditions in Africa impede capacity to observe hand hygiene, social distancing and lockdown.
This is an entire issue of the journal Agenda (Volume 31, Issue 1) which focuses on intersectionality and gender in Africa.
In 2017, Islamic Relief Worldwide piloted protective and inclusive programming in six countries. For the pilots, the humanitarian organisation created several tools, including an intersectionality framework to help understand gender identities, their social positions and immediate and strategic impacts.
Dr. Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed is a Gender and Development Manager (Research) at UNICEF Office of Research, Innocenti, where she also manages the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office-funded Gender-Responsive and Age-Sensitive Social Protection (GRASSP) research program. Zahrah works in the area of gender and women’s economic empowerment, the care economy, and social protection.
The Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition (HBCC) created these spots and produced them in a variety of languages.
This piece provides insights from the COVID-19 Youth Task Force on sustaining access to voluntary contraception and reproductive health information and care by youth in East Africa during the pandemic.