Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)
Intensification outreach and vaccination to businesses and organized groups.
Increase community awareness of vaccine adherence.
Resume screening activities in prisons and sensitize the prison community about the vaccination.
Information and awareness campaign on COVID-19, in preparation for the next African Cup of Nations (AFCON) which will take place from 9 January to 6 February 2022.
The MoH and its communication partners including UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) have undertaken several actions to strengthen communication and increase immunization rate:
Finalization of the communication tools on COVID-19 vaccination (audiovisual spots and microprograms, print materials);
Facilitation of a workshop to develop modules for the training of call center operators responding to 1510 alert calls;
Conducting a COVID-19 seroprevalence survey in the ten regional capitals;
Development of an operational communication plan for the COVID-19 seroprevalence survey;
In September and October, under the UNICEF leadership, the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Group (RCCE) organized 105 focus group discussions on vaccination against COVID-19 with personnel in health facilities.
The RCCE Group has also developed a plan to increase COVID-19 awareness in the upcoming AFCON sites. This includes:
The development of health situation reports during the competition;
The development of an AFCON health manual, in the COVID-19 context. The manual targets hospitals, duty pharmacies, screening sites, vaccination sites, and care sites. The group also organized rapid surveys and perception polls.
On 25 October, the RCCE group organized a meeting to review the implementation of community radio platforms activities, with priority given to communication on COVID-19.
UNHCR continued the implementation of its awareness raising activities on COVID-19 vaccine among refugee communities, while UNICEF and the RCCE group conducted the digital campaign on Facebook and Twitter.