admin | April 17, 2023
When there is a disease outbreak, people need information on how to protect their health—and that of their loved ones. The World Health Organization’s Risk Communication and Community Engagement team recently shared several resources on cholera, mpox, and COVID-19, which may be affecting your community.
The two public health documents on monkey pox provide practical advice to help reduce the risk of mpox transmission in a range of settings. They can be used as a basis for formal and informal community conversations, information sessions, or producing information for your communities on how to protect themselves and others.
All of these resources can be used to develop radio spots or answer listeners’ questions about these topics—or to prepare for an interview with a health expert.
- Public health advice for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men on the recent outbreak of monkeypox
- Public health advice for mpox and congregate settings
- FAQ on cholera
- FAQ for COVID-19 (updated March 2023)
- FAQ for coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Post COVID-19 condition
- FAQ for testing for mpox (monkey pox)
WHO also offers an online course called “SocialNet: Empowering communities before, during and after an infectious disease outbreak.” Register here: https://openwho.org/courses/empowering-communities