Cameroon

Situation Report
Emergency Response

Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)

Needs:

  • Development of the COVID-19 vaccine communication plan including the crisis communication plan.

  • Putting the COVID-19 vaccination on the Government communication agenda.

Response:

  • 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.

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