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Risk communication in the context of Zika virus. Interim guidance 1 March 2016

World Health Organization, (2016)

This document provides interim guidance for effective risk communication around Zika virus transmission and potential complications. A causal relationship between Zika virus infection and these potential complications has not yet been proven. In this uncertainty, effective communication strategies should be implemented to enable people to take the best informed decisions about protecting themselves, their families and communities. This interim guidance is intended to be used by risk and health communication managers, staff and volunteers at global, regional or country level; communications professionals; anthropologists; sociologists; healthcare providers;hospital administrators; community leaders; programme managers; and policymakers.

Comunicación de riesgos y participación comunitaria Guía para la coordinación y planeación de la movilización social para la prevención y control del virus del Zika

UNICEF, Organización Mundial de la Salud, Organización Panamericana de la Salud y Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna, (2016)

Zika Virus Infection: Step by Step Guide on Risk Communication and Community Engagement

Eds.: Pan American Health Organization, (2016)

This document offers suggested risk communication actions in relation to Zika virus infection and other health issues linked to this disease. It is directed toward ministers of health and other health sector actors who, with their national (multidisciplinary) teams for communication and social mobilization, will be able to adapt the provided information to the needs of their countries and audiences.

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