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Communication Risk in Public Health Emergencies

World Health Organization (WHO), (2018)

A WHO Guideline for Emergency Risk Communication (ERC) policy and practice. Recent public health emergencies, such as the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa (2014–2015), the emergence of the Zika virus syndrome in 2015–2016 and multi-country yellow fever outbreaks in Africa in 2016, have highlighted major challenges and gaps in how risk is communicated during epidemics and other health emergencies. The challenges include the rapid transformation in communications technology, including the near-universal penetration of mobile telephones, the widespread use and increasingly powerful influence of digital media which has had an impact on ‘traditional’ media (newspapers, radio and television), and major changes in how people access and trust health information. Important gaps include considerations of context – the social, economic, political and cultural factors influencing people’s perception of risk and their risk-reduction behaviours.

Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation

Alice Payne Merritt, Gabrielle Hunter, Anne Ballard et al. , Eds.: ohns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, (2017)

Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Toolkit: Adaptation for Latin America and the Caribbean. Community Module

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, (2017)

The school and a community teaching modules are aimed at preventing vector-borne diseases through community participation. Meanwhile, the interactive toolkit is meant to be help raise awareness on health, sanitation and vector control. These materials will help volunteers and practitioners foster dialogue with communities and ensure that prevention is seen as the primary way of combatting vector-borne diseases

Zika Podcast Series

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

Zika virus has been reported in dozens of countries around the world from 2015 onwards. WHO’s experience over 2016 has shown that Zika virus and the associated neurological complications represent a long-term public health challenge. In a series of 5 podcasts on Zika, we bring you stories of Evidence in action. Episode 1: Zika epidemiology; Episode 2: Long-term management of congenital Zika virus syndrome; Episdoe 3: Ethics of Zika virus; Episode 4: Zika virus research; Episode 5: The future of outbreaks

Zika Virus Infection - Step-by-Step Guide to Risk Communication and Community Engagement

Pan American Health Association (PAHO); World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

This document provides Technical content on ZIKV, its manifestations, complications, modes of transmission, and prevention measures to be used in answering frequently asked questions and conveying messages in information and communication materials, community talks, press conferences, etc.

Acciones de comunicación de riesgos y movilización comunitaria con respecto a la infección por el virus del Zika

Organización Panamericana de la Salud, (2017)

Este documento propone: Contenidos técnicos sobre el ZIKV, sus manifestaciones, complicaciones, formas de transmisión y medidas de prevención a utilizar para el abordaje de “preguntas más frecuentes” y de mensajes en piezas y materiales de información y comunicación, charlas comunitarias, vocerías entre otros. Recomendaciones para la elaboración de planes de comunicación y acciones de comunicación de riesgos ante el ZIKV

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