Cameroon

Situation Report
Emergency Response

Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)

Needs:

  • Implementation of the RCCE micro plans at all seventeen points of entry in the country.

Response:

  • UNICEF has launched the new RCCE strategy at the 17 entry points. The launching ceremony, that took place in Mbalmayo (Centre region) and Ngaoundéré (Adamawa region) was organized jointly with a training session for key stakeholders of border health post, with the technical support of IFRC.

  • UNICEF facilitated the production of two radio, television and web broadcasts, with the technical support of the IFRC. The 15 radio episodes and the ten web and TV episodes promote the practice of barrier gestures, in response to the perception that the COVID-19 pandemic is ending in Cameroon.

  • UNICEF and UNFPA, with technical support from WHO, funded the production of communication materials on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and stress management by health workers in the context of COVID-19.

  • During the last week of November 2020, UNICEF donated phones and speakers to the regional delegation of public health in the South-West region for sensitization activities. The equipment will be distributed to the health districts in the coming days.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Misconception of COVID-19 in the community

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