Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)
Development of the COVID-19 vaccine communication plan including the crisis communication plan.
Putting the COVID-19 vaccination on the Government communication agenda.
The new RCCE strategy aims to direct actions towards mass gathering locations like schools, churches etc.
On 24 March, the Government has issued a statement indicating the closure of all churches that do not comply with COVID-19 barrier measures. Also, the Centre region Governor has issued a statement prohibiting festive gatherings until further notice.
UNICEF has expressed its readiness to support the Government in the development of communication materials on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ongoing awareness raising campaigns on the importance of wearing masks and the respect to barrier measures in schools and health facilities across the national territory.
Gaps & Constraints:
There are no Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) community programmes for people who share houses with COVID-19 patients.