Cameroon

Situation Report
Emergency Response

Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)

Needs:

  • Production of COVID-19 communication materials for people living with disabilities, especially the visually and hearing impaired.

Response:

  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) published on 5 October 2020, the report of its Coronavirus Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey administered to internally displaced persons and host populations in the Maya-Sava and Mayo Tsanaga divisions, Far-North region. According to the report, 71 per cent of respondents know that COVID-19 is a very dangerous disease, yet only 45 per cent believe they could contract it.

  • As of 5 October, IFRC and other RCCE partners reached 5,650,000 teachers, students and parents through awareness campaigns on local community radio for a school year without COVID-19 and approximately over 1,740,000 school personnel have been sensitized by WHO and the Ministry of Health on compliance with barrier measures and handwashing through interactive programs on community radio stations in the Center, East, Littoral, North and West regions.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Reinforce awareness activities in communities and remote areas where people believe children cannot be infected with the virus.

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