This webinar provides an overview of the One Health concept and practical guidance on entry points for One Health approaches targeted to humanitarian sector operations for outbreak response. A key goal of the webinar is to promote dialogue on how One Health strategies can be best leveraged to add value to existing humanitarian operations to improve readiness for health threats and emergencies at the human-animal-environment interface. This event was hosted by the USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance-supported READY initiative. Presentation slides are also available.
Risk Communication and Messaging
This case study highlights how, as part of its Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Programme, the Kenya Red Cross adopted a whole society, all-hazard approach to epidemic and pandemic readiness and embedded a One Health approach in community health promotion and community-based surveillance activities.
Outbreak READY! is a digital simulation that strengthens the readiness of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to respond to large-scale infectious disease outbreaks in humanitarian contexts.
This online course on risk communication includes a set of five modules covering: what is risk communication and why it is important; key elements of risk communication; risk communication capacities, such as policy, strategies and evaluation; spokesperson tips and message development; and exercises that can be used to test preparedness in communicating risks.
This Operational Framework provides a practical reference toward achieving public health systems preparedness and resilience to existing and future disease threats at the human-animal-environment interface. It offers a comprehensive overview of the One Health concept and operational guidance for One Health application (what, why, and how), serving as a detailed orientation for users who wish to understand and implement this approach.
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 manual provides the framework for the implementation of all communications activities during a public health emergency, as well as the framework for coordination and collaboration of partners and stakeholders.
This message guide marks the beginning of a new stage in risk communication on identified priority zoonotic diseases; it contributes to preparedness and a harmonized response to major epidemic outbreaks in Guinea.
This is a study conducted in response to the recommendations of the joint external evaluation of the Ivorian health regulations implementation in December 2016. This mapping was done to begin to fill in the gaps in the coordination of risk communication of the actors and structures involved in this form of communication 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.